Questions On Royal Icing & Easter Decorations

Decorating By ampd11 Updated 9 Apr 2009 , 11:18pm by Cakepro

ampd11 Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 10:14pm
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Hi - I have two questions:

I need a royal icing recipe to create decorations for an Easter cake but I want to use egg whites instead of egg white powder or gelatin - any one have one?

When I create the Easter decorations for the cake - eggs & bunnies - what can I place them on to dry? I've never done this before and today I tried it on parchment paper and they stuck. They are flat decorations & I want to make them ahead of time so I can plan out whether it will be a cake or cupcakes.

Thanks, Anna

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auntmamie Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 10:51pm
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Hi Anna & Welcome,

Can't help with the recipe, but use wax paper to pipe your decorations on. That's what I was taught in the Wilton courses, and it works great for me.

HTH, Amy

Cakepro Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 11:18pm
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Egg White Royal Icing:

3 egg whites, room temperature
1 lb. confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Combine ingredients, beat at high speed for 7-10 minutes.

Just pipe your decorations on waxed paper, parchment paper, plastic wrap, or acetate. Allow to dry fully and then peel the paper off of the dried royal icing piece. Don't lift up on the royal icing pieces as you do not want to put any pressure on them. Just gently peel the paper off of the backsides.

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