Okay, so I am not all that familiar with Royal Icing. However, I know that you can make flowers and borders and many other things with it.
That being said, I have a froggy cake due next Tuesday. I am making several frogs (fondant and gumpaste 50/50). I would like to sit the largest frog on a lilly pad on top. I wanted it to be stiffer than fondant, so I was wondering if I can use royal icing to do it? I am about to make a batch for some cookies, and I could put some aside if that will work.
If it will, what do I put it on to dry? How long does it take to dry? Can I put it on an egg carton or flower former to shape it a little? Will it break if I sit the frog on it?
Thanks in advance,
Welllllllll it depends on how big you want this pad
Let's see..... I think I'd make it sort of like a colorflow piece.....outline the shape, then fill in, but thin the icing just a tiny bit & just smear it w/a spatula. You could put the piece on some toweling so it has some undulating to it....not perfectly flat.
It should not break especially if you make it on plastic wrap. It should take only overnight or a day or two to dry if you don't make it too thick.
Once dry it should not break when you set the frogs on it as long as you don't push down on them.
I would just make your lilypad out of fondant/gumpaste and let it dry over a day or 2...
But as always (so far ) Kakeladi is right
Thanks guys, you all are always so much help.
I don't really want it that big, just thought that Royal might make it a little prettier (i know, frog cake pretty, )
I think I will try it!