Color Flow Vs. Meringue Powder

Decorating By marag Updated 4 Aug 2009 , 11:46pm by marag

marag Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 10:37pm
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I always use meringue powder to make royal icing for decorations that are almost always eaten. I wanted to use the wilton color flow mix because I heard it was harder and dried shinier. I noticed the color flow ingredients don't include sugar, but if I make it like I make RI with meringue powder, powdered sugar, and water, is it sweet?

Any advice? I really would love to have a shinier and stronger decoration, but I want it to taste good (I like the taste of RI with meringue powder)

Thanks for any help or suggestions!
Mara

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didavista Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:00pm
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You do mix the color flow like you do the meringue powder in royal icing. 1lb powdered sugar, 2 Tbls. color mix and then water until the consistency you desire is found. At least that is how I do it. Someone else may have better advice.

marag Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:34pm
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Thanks! Do you know if it tastes the same as when made with meringue powder?

didavista Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:41pm
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I like it. But then, if it has sugar I will eat it. icon_lol.gif

marag Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:46pm
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Me too! icon_biggrin.gif I was worried it might not be sweet enough since there is no sugar in the color flow ingredients, but it is in the meringue powder. thanks!

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