mareg Posted 2 May 2009 , 2:07pm
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I have a small 8" round baby shower cake I'm doing today and they want it covered with Pastry Pride. What is better to do the writing/decorating with BC or RI? I have already made stars to put on the bottom for a border in RI, but I was wondering if the PP would ruin writing on the cake if I do it in RI.

Thanks bunches!

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mareg Posted 2 May 2009 , 3:47pm
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anybody?

jlynnw Posted 2 May 2009 , 4:00pm
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I have never used RI only BC. I wonder, if RI breaks down with fat(ie egg yolk or grease in bowl) will it break down due to the fact PP has fasts in it? I would err on the side of caution and use BC or piping jel if you have either.HTH

Redlotusninjagrl Posted 2 May 2009 , 4:02pm
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Why not do the writing with some tinted pastry pride as well? I believe it pipes pretty well. If you don't want to use the pastry pride, I would use buttercream. I have never combined royal and bettercreme/frosting pride but I would be afraid that it would break down the royal. Someone more experienced should comment on that.

mareg Posted 2 May 2009 , 4:45pm
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They want the writing in dark brown. Pink and brown are the colors. icon_sad.gif I can't tint pastry pride that dark. I've tried on my monkey cake and it ruined it.

jlynnw Posted 2 May 2009 , 4:59pm
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use chocolate.

jscakes Posted 2 May 2009 , 5:04pm
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Writing with pastry pride isn't the best. I have added piping gel before and that does help, but it still breaks down from the heat of your hands-I even wrapped a very cool wash cloth around the bag while using. BC works great, melted chocolate is good also, and so is piping gel tinted the color you want.

chefbetty Posted 2 May 2009 , 5:12pm
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What is Pastry Pride?

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Redlotusninjagrl Posted 2 May 2009 , 5:18pm
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Chocolate? That is a fantastic idea! I knew some people with a little more experience could give you some good advice! I will keep that in mind next time I use bettercreme.

Pastry Pride/Bettercreme is a shelf stable whipped frosting. If you have ever had the whipped frosting from Sam's or Wal-Mart, it is the same (like whipped cream). It can sit out for like three days. It doesn't smooth like buttercream. It has a light texture.

jlynnw Posted 2 May 2009 , 5:48pm

It can get perfectly smooth just like BC. It is all how you use it. I like using it for a variety of cakes in the spring and summer months. It is light and cream. It is not good for air brushing so much as it does bleed and distort the colors a bit.

jscakes Posted 2 May 2009 , 6:40pm

yes it does smooth very nicely like BC as jlynnw says. I pretty much use Pastry Pride exclusively, friends and family love it.

Another thing I've done is use RI to make your letters, let them harden and place them on the cake. I use a program to print out what I want then trace over them with the RI, they dry overnight or longer and place them on the cake not long before delivery. The moisture in the icing will make the letters soft and if they are not 100% dry they will run or even slide down the sides if that is where you put them.

chefbetty Posted 2 May 2009 , 9:23pm

Thanks for the clairfication. thumbs_up.gif

Betty

mareg Posted 3 May 2009 , 7:45pm

Thanks for the help. I'm going to use brown bc.

veronicap25 Posted 13 Jul 2014 , 6:22am

How do you get your Pastry Pride so smooth? I always have issues with this this :(

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