As I look through the gallery, I keep seeing "royal icing with buttercream accents." It was my understanding that buttercream breaks down royal icing...is that wrong?
I saw some really cute snowmen that were iced like that and I'd like to try some but am wondering about the icing lasting...these would be for an order tomorrow--also, how long will the royal take to dry if I ice tonight?
I can't answer the butter cream on RI question, but I might be able to help with the drying time....
I dry my cookies (with Antonia74's RI) for 12-24 hours before stacking, bagging, or delivering.
For flooded cookies, i let them sit overnight to dry. For accents, i give a few hours to dry.
Once the RI is dry, the BC won't adversely affect it.