Icing Consistency For Piping

Decorating By montanamommy Updated 18 Aug 2009 , 4:14pm by kellymarie

montanamommy Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 3:45pm
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What is the best icing consistency for piping scrolls and small details?

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sheena Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 3:53pm
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What icing will you be using? If it's royal icng, i would suggest stiff peak consistency.

kakeladi Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 4:09pm
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It so depends on the icing you are using and your hand strength.
For shortening based buttercream a medium to medium stiff is good.
For royal just short of stiff peak. If it hurts your hand to pipe it is too stiff.

kellymarie Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 4:14pm
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I've started using canned icing because i find it much smoother and easier to pipe with. It borders on too soft, but you could always add p/s to stiffen it up some...

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