Royal Icing Duh

Decorating By littlecake Updated 29 Mar 2009 , 5:31pm by DianeLM

littlecake Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 2:08am
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ok i made some pretty cool stuff for the first time around...i got another stupid question....is there something else you can pipe it onto besides wax paper?

i think the hardest part of the whole process was getting the piece loose from the wax paper without breaking it.

there has to be a trick to it, or something...HELP icon_cry.gif

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Cakepro Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 2:48am
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The trick is to slide the waxed paper downward off the sharp edge of a table or counter top so that no pressure is being put on the RI piece. icon_smile.gif

littlecake Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 3:17am
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wow that's so smart!

how about tiaras?

and...does the icing get harder the longer it cures?...i prolly jumped the gun and tried to take them off too soon...i waited 24 hours.

i LOVE royal...can't believe i waited so long to try it.

Cakepro Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 5:05am
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When I do a RI tiara, I let it dry on its form (waxed paper taped to a Wilton gumpaste mix can with the bottom cut off so there is no lip) for an hour or two, then go back and pipe it again (double strength). After 4 or so hours of having a tabletop fan blow on it, I slide the can off and very carefully peel off the paper. I let the fan blow on the backside for a couple of hours, and then it's ready for pearl dust.

When I make RI for something that needs to be really strong (like tiaras), I use 4 heaping tablespoons of meringue powder per pound of powdered sugar instead of the usual 3 Tbsp. icon_smile.gif

Hope that helps!

tiggy2 Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 1:00am
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You can pipe on acetate (clear report covers) and it pops right off. It might not work for tieras but is good for flat stuff.

littlecake Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 4:51pm
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wow THANKS tiggy2!...i knew there had to be a better way!

you could tape that around a 5 inch cake dummy to make the tiaras ....i'm so excited about royal icing, i was told that royal holds the color better over time, i was gonna use pink, but i was thinking it would prolly fade in a couple days.

DianeLM Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 5:31pm
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I pipe all my royal icing pieces onto plastic cling wrap (Saran). Peels off effortlessly. Works great for tiaras.

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