Woundering About Royal Icing Vs. Buttercream

Decorating By izel Updated 30 Jul 2008 , 1:25pm by aswartzw

izel Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 1:06am
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Have never used royal iceing before and was woundering witch of the two is easyer to smooth flat? Royal or buttercream? Thanks!!!

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indydebi Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 1:12am
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I used RI years and years (and YEARS!) ago ... too long to even remember why I used it.

I use only BC now ... for everything. Icing, borders, stringwork, roses, flowers, etc.

Ironbaker Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 2:25am
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Are you talking about covering a cake? I wouldn't cover a cake in royal only because it dries hard but I'm sure there may be some who do.

The only things I may use RI for are flowers and some detail work.

izel Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 4:40am
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Thanks so much I think I'll stick to what I know and experiment later icon_cool.gif

aswartzw Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 1:25pm
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If you want to ice a cake with it, don't use RI. Ick... It dries as hard as a rock. Nobody even eats my RI decorations b/c RI dries so hard and crunchy.

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