Any Words Of Wisdom....?

Decorating By CanadianCakin Updated 15 May 2009 , 10:32am by pattycakesnj

CanadianCakin Posted 14 May 2009 , 7:04pm
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Before I get started with RI for the first time I was just wondering if there were any word of wisdom, tips, or pointers I should know before I start!!!

Thanks,
Ashley

7 replies
whisperingmadcow Posted 14 May 2009 , 7:07pm
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It dries quick so keep it covered!

SugarLover2 Posted 14 May 2009 , 7:15pm
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also, keep a damp papertowel nearby. seems as soon as i set the bag down and then pick it up again to decorate the end is dry. a quick wipe with a damp papertowel though keeps it flowing.

CanadianCakin Posted 14 May 2009 , 8:33pm
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Ahh...se I knew there were things that were insider secrets to working with RI!!

shanna_banana Posted 14 May 2009 , 10:57pm
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If you haven't mixed it up yet, make sure everything is oil-free. The mixing bowl, mixing paddle, spatula, decorating bags, etc. This can ruin an entire batch of RI. I learned this through personal experience, unfortunately. icon_sad.gif

pattycakesnj Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:06pm
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I use the squeze bottles to flood with RI instead of a bag, less mess

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 15 May 2009 , 1:21am
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how funny. I just sat down with a bag of RI to start practicing. I've never used it before.

I just did one rose and I don't think I'll be using RI very much. It's so thick! Is it supposed to be this thick?

pattycakesnj Posted 15 May 2009 , 10:32am
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if you are making flowers etc, it should be stiff
if you are outlining, it should be medium
if you are flooding, it should be thin

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