Royal Icing And Butter Cream

Decorating By SpoonfulofSugar Updated 13 Dec 2008 , 1:26pm by loriemoms

SpoonfulofSugar Posted 13 Dec 2008 , 1:56am
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I've heard that you cannot put royal icing on butter cream b/c the crisco breaks down the royal icing.....anyone know if it's true? I would like to make a butter cream iced cake with royal icing snowflakes

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rvercher23 Posted 13 Dec 2008 , 3:00am
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I have seen alot of cakes with bc and royal accents. I am making a bc cake with royal snowflakes in January. You should be fine!

kakeladi Posted 13 Dec 2008 , 3:35am
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Once royal is properly made it *CAN* be used on b'cream.
It does depend on what deco is royal and the recipe for b'cream used but for the most part there is no problem. This is an 'old wives' tale that refuses to dieicon_sad.gif

Toptier Posted 13 Dec 2008 , 4:40am
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Just don't put royal icing into the fridge! The humidity in there will start breaking it down.

SpoonfulofSugar Posted 13 Dec 2008 , 12:36pm
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great thanks for responding....i'm going to make a snowflake cake

loriemoms Posted 13 Dec 2008 , 1:26pm
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I honestly have never heard of this. I make royal icing flowers all the time and put them on buttercream cakes. Never had a problem. Never had a problem in the fridge either, even sitting overnight. (gum paste will get soft on my in the fridge though) I agree, must be an old wives tale...

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