I'm entering in the non-professional catagory for the first time this year in the KY State Fair. I don't know whether to use buttercream icing or royal icing on the cake. Any ideas? Thanks
I love the look of a royal iced cake (probably wouldn't eat one though). Not sure if you've ever covered a cake in RI before, but it was tough for me the first time. I covered in marzipan first, then had to add three layers of RI with some sanding in between applications. Maybe someone has a better method (the UK and Austrailian members probably have good tricks for this).
Edited to add: I may have misunderstood your question - are you talking about piped decorations or covering the whole cake?