I've heard and seen some people use paint brushes to "paint" on royal icing. Any suggestions on which ones work best without losing any bristles?
i not sure what brand you have available but my suggestion is if it's really cheap with thickish rough bristles it is not very good quality, and if u spend a bit more money on one then it is less likely the bristles will fall out. I have one that i bought which has thinner softer white bristles for about AUS $6 from my decorating store and it has been fine. That's just my observation, sorry thats all i can add to help lol
I think this is the set I bought at Michael's (on sale for about $5) -- they are by the painting items rather than the craft items. It seems like a great deal. I haven't had any issues with shedding bristles -- the only thing to be aware of is not to let the wood handles soak in water any more than necessary or the varnish may peel. When/if that happens, I just lightly sanded them with a fine sanding pad thingy and they are good to go. I wanted a bunch of brushes because I like to decorate with a group of nieces and we needed enough to go around.
Thank you for the advice. Everyone is so helpful.