Butter Cream Or Royal Icing?

Decorating By madgeowens Updated 13 Nov 2009 , 4:56pm by Angelfire3

madgeowens Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 6:54am
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Making an Elmo when doing the hair what are the pro and con of bc or ri? thanks...on top of rkt

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indydebi Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 11:06am
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I use BC for everything.

khoudek Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 9:29pm
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Royal icing hardens while buttercream doesn't. If you're going for durability than royal icing. However, buttercream tastes better, is easier to eat and unless it is unbearably hot out, will stand up ok. If you're going to do all of Elmo in icing then I'm with Indydebi, go with buttercream.

motherofgrace Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 9:35pm
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yea i agree, i only use RI on cookies and detailing... never the whole thing

Mike_Elder Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 10:48pm
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Buttercream for sure. Yuck, royal?
Mike

prterrell Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 3:38pm
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I used royal on the RKT Elmo in my pics, but then I had to transport he cake 8 hours in July from GA to NC....

poohsmomma Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 4:01pm
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I wouldn't want to eat part of an Elmo covered in RI....

madgeowens Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 6:56am
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ok butter cream wins. Thanks everyone.

cylstrial Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:37pm
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Yep, definitely buttercream if they are eating it.

Angelfire3 Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 4:56pm
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Originally Posted by prterrell

I used royal on the RKT Elmo in my pics, but then I had to transport he cake 8 hours in July from GA to NC....




WOW! I hope they paid for mileage. I used to live in Ft. Stewart GA. So I know how hot it can be.

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