Colorflow Vs. Royal Icing

Decorating By CraftyFoody Updated 17 Jul 2009 , 12:59am by maendings

CraftyFoody Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 4:12pm
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I have heard that you can use royal icing in the place of Colorflow. Is that true and what are the pros and cons of doing this?

Thanks for your help.

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divaessence Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 4:23pm
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From what my Wilton instructor told me, you can interchange them. The Colorflow is stronger; Royal Icing tastes better! HTH! icon_smile.gif

CraftyFoody Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 4:42pm
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Thank you so much for your response. I didn't want to have to go out an buy Colorflow today, so I'll stick with the royal icing. icon_biggrin.gif

TexasSugar Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 9:06pm
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According to Wilton Color flow is suppose to be stronger and have a more of a shine to it once dry.

I've used royal icing 90% of the time that I have made these, including a piece that was 8ins big, and haven't had any issues using the royal icing for them.

Cookie4 Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 9:16pm
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Colorflow has more of a sheen when its dry, whereas Royal Icing dries to a flat mat finish. The difference isn't that great so I always use Royal Icing - much more convenient.

CraftyFoody Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 12:28am
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Thank you Cookie4 for your help. I'm so glad I asked.

CraftyFoody Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 12:29am
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Thank you Cookie4 for your help. I'm so glad I asked.

CraftyFoody Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 12:34am
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Thank you TexasSugar. I'm glad to see that most decorators use royal icing. It's just so much more convenient and if it tastes better too, that's a plus. Appreciate your help.

kakeladi Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 12:38am
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Here's another thread with the exact same ? and some more answers for you.

maendings Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 12:59am
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I made some soccer balls,footballs and helmets for graduations cakes doing both. Honestly the royal icing was better plus I ended up putting the colors in small dixie cups, thinning them down and pouring the colors from that. I did them about a week ahead of time and made a couple of each (for breakage!) My instructor says she only uses color flow for the class she teaches.

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