Ri Flower/roses

Decorating By CourtneysSweets Updated 19 Feb 2009 , 9:26pm by CourtneysSweets

CourtneysSweets Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 3:53am
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Is Antonia's RI good for this? I haven't made it yet but want to try. Which RI is best for flowers/roses? TIA~! icon_smile.gif

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Cakepro Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 4:45am
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Basic royal icing: 1 pound of powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp meringue powder, 5 Tbsp plus 1 tsp water. Mix on medium speed for 7 minutes. Divide, color, and proceed to make flowers to your heart's content!

CourtneysSweets Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:45pm
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Do I flavor the recipe and omit some water?.. How long does it usually last?

prue23 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:54pm
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I've never flavored RI but my fam says it taste good although the buttercream roses are better in my opinion. I made some RI roses last thursday and they are still good.

kakeladi Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 3:33pm
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Royal Icing flowers will last forever as long as they are kept away from moisture/humidity. Keep them, once they have completely dried, in a box in a dark cupboard or such. After about 6 months they might start to taste dusty &/or fade and not look good.
Using the recipe above, use warm water and it will beat to a peak faster (about 3-5 minutes).
........Do I flavor the recipe and omit some water?........
No need for flavoring but if you want to, wait until the icing is completely beaten to a strong peak and add about 1-2 teaspoon of any flavoring you like. No need to omit any water.

Cakepro Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 7:20pm
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Originally Posted by CourtnChris

Do I flavor the recipe and omit some water?.. How long does it usually last?




No, there is no need to flavor the recipe, but if you must, DO NOT use an oil-based flavor (like Lorann oils). You must not get even a molecule of oil or grease into the recipe. The royal icing recipe will last in an airtight bowl in the fridge for "up to 2 weeks" (per Wilton), but I have kept a batch in the fridge for many, many weeks without problems. The amount of liquid that you add to the icing is pretty critical to the success of being able to pipe flowers with it, so measure carefully. icon_smile.gif

Also, in my 11 years of teaching, I've not found that temperature made one bit of difference (nor has any mention of water temp been made in any of my culinary books). Let that icing work for the 7 full minutes to fully work those egg whites and let them do their magic for a good, strong royal icing.

Ya know those packs of icing decorations that you can buy at the grocery store that spell out "Happy Birthday" that you peel them off the cardboard backing and put on a cake? That's royal icing. It dries hard and is pretty much a sugar candy.

CourtneysSweets Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 9:26pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

Quote:
Originally Posted by CourtnChris

Do I flavor the recipe and omit some water?.. How long does it usually last?



No, there is no need to flavor the recipe, but if you must, DO NOT use an oil-based flavor (like Lorann oils). You must not get even a molecule of oil or grease into the recipe. The royal icing recipe will last in an airtight bowl in the fridge for "up to 2 weeks" (per Wilton), but I have kept a batch in the fridge for many, many weeks without problems. The amount of liquid that you add to the icing is pretty critical to the success of being able to pipe flowers with it, so measure carefully. icon_smile.gif

Also, in my 11 years of teaching, I've not found that temperature made one bit of difference (nor has any mention of water temp been made in any of my culinary books). Let that icing work for the 7 full minutes to fully work those egg whites and let them do their magic for a good, strong royal icing.

Ya know those packs of icing decorations that you can buy at the grocery store that spell out "Happy Birthday" that you peel them off the cardboard backing and put on a cake? That's royal icing. It dries hard and is pretty much a sugar candy.


Thanks so much for the detailed response! I'll be trying this tonight!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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