I just made a batch of Royal and can't use it all tonite. How long does it keep inthe fridge? I took a cake decorating class about 15 yrs ago and I think the instructor told us to put a damp paper towel on it and cover w/ plastic wrap... but now i'm not so sure?
I keep mine in a plastic bowl with the lid on, in the frig.
I have kept it for as long as a week and when I needed to use it just whipped it and it was good as new.
I thought it couldn't go in the frig. I have been leaving my out in an air tight container inside a ziplock bag.
You can keep it on the counter,but it will keep a little longer in the frig.
I store mine in an airtight container at room temp.
Here's a good link: http://www.baking911.com/decorating/cakes_royalicing.htm
I store mine in a mason jar. I cover it with saran wrap & then screw on the lid. It's better to store it in a cabinet so that sunlight can't get to it. Especially if you have already colored it. The color will fade fast when light hits it.
I have never stored mine in the frig. I always thought you can't store it in the frig. Maybe someone else will know for sure or not.
Food 911 says to only frig RI with egg whites. To store the meringue powder RI in an air tight container.
I was taught that Royal should only be kept in a glass or metal bowl because plastics are made with oil and you don't ever want oils to touch your Royal icing. I do cover it with plastic wrap, but only if it's not touching it, and I keep it in a dark cupboard like someone else said. Seems to last a long time.
i too, remember hearing that you couldn't use plastic?
I have a special set of Rubbermaid containers that I use only for royal. I put a piece of Saran Wrap over the container and then seal it with the lid. Keeps fine. I do have problems with it become a bit sticky the longer it sits unused.
I have read that royal icing doesn't go in the fridge but that is where I have always stored mine. It's just a mental thing with me...everything goes in the fridge!
I freeze my leftover royal icing the same way I store my 5 qt. tubs of buttercream ... in anything with a tight-fitting lid and it can be thawed and refrozen countless times with no ill effects.
Wow - everyone has a different method, LOL. I guess there's no wrong way!
I have a clear, glass pyrex bowl that has a plastic lid that seal airtight .. I've always used this for my royal icing ..
Thanks LizAnn for sharing that they can be frozen .. I've never tried this, but I will do this now that I've seen it can and obviously does work!!
Thanks again LizAnn I'm learning from this Forum also!