How soon before decorating my cake can I/should I make the drop flowers? I would like to get a head start on them and make them as soon as possible! Thanks for your help!
If you use royal icing OR my airdrying b'cream recipe you can make them anytime. Make them on plastic wrap instead of wax paper. When they are dry they just fall off the plastic wrap so there is no breakage
Thanks for this kakeladi! I am wondering if you would mind sharing your air drying buttercream recipe (I can't seem to locate it). Thanks!
I just made this buttercream frosting yesterday as a trial and it turned out fab...
2 1/2 cups sweetex
3 sticks salted butter
2 sticks unsalter butter
4 TBS Flavoring (I used this new one I found at local store called butter vanilla)
1 Cup Hot heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp merange powder
20 Cups 10x powder sugar
I creamed the sweetex/butter, then added the flavoring, and merainge powder, added heavy cream, then the powder sugar.
Good Luck and I hope you enjoy!
Air dried b'cream is simply royal icing (properly made) then add about 1/2 to 1 cup of Crisco shortening (depending on the amount of royal used).
The addition of shortening keeps royal from dry *hard* & gives the b'cream consistency but still allows it to dry stable enough to handle. Usually I add a lg dollop - about 1/2 cup to a basic royal recipe.
Once you make your flowers do NOT refrigerate; do NOT cover; do NOT fz.......just let them air dry, usually overnight is enough.
Thanks so much for all of this!