After seeing so many gorgeous tiaras of royal icing being presented by my fellow CCers, I thought I would take advantage of the many tiara templates provided by generous CC members.
Ooooooooooooooooooh, but I wanted to be different(or so I thought), and make them miniature sized...for cupcakes. Being the frugal person I like to think I am, I used cardboard tubing from wrapping paper rolls.
I cut them to a size that would accomodate the shrunken template, attached my template then covered it with a piece of parchment(the same parchment that allows all my other royal icing projects to just slide right off). I pipe 24 tiaras. I put them up and out of the way for several days. After 3 days had passed, I decided to check one...it was definitely dry but for whatever reason, they weren't releasing from the parchment.
The issue with them really became apparent when I proceeded to cut the parchment, using an x-acto knife, from the tubing. The tubing kept giving in even to the slightest of pressure.
I think, the next time, I will use pvc tubing...something more rigid.
Has anyone else had this type of incident? What did you do to prevent it from happening again?
Ooooh IDK what else would work except for the pvc like you thought of. They look like they were going to be really cute, too. And what a great idea. I've never made a miniature before... Hope you find a solution
I don't see why it would not have worked....except I would have probably used wax paper, its a little more slick.
Can't see your pix...
when i made a royal icing tiara i used wax paper and it came off pretty easily