Help...did I Ruin My Royal Icing!?!

Baking By CakeMommyTX Updated 12 Dec 2008 , 2:12am by Mattie1

CakeMommyTX Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 3:38am
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Can you over beat RI?
I made some this morning for a batch of cookies and its was really fluffy even after I thinned it down to ice the cookies.
I was'nt paying attention and I left it on high while mixing in some more water,so maybe I over beat it?.
And now after sitting for over 5 hours it's still sticky?
When I touched a cookie the icing stuck to my finger and had the consistency of meringue.
Will it dry hard?

4 replies
Jopalis Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 6:37am
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Check with Antonia or do a search on Antonia74 icing threads. This fluffy thing was discussed. I know my teacher had said to beat it until it doesn't shine anymore... ??

JoAnnB Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 7:21am
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The water will eventually evaporate, it may just take longer.

CakeMommyTX Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 11:08pm
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ok, thanx!
I let them sit overnight, the icing is still soft but no longer sticky. I 'm keeping my fingers crossed the dry hard enough to package tomorrow b/c I don't have time to rebake and decorate 10 dz cookies!

Mattie1 Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 2:12am
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Try putting them in the oven with only the light on. It will generate enough heat to help them dry faster.

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