Icing Questions

Baking By bfranzen Updated 21 Dec 2009 , 5:33am by prterrell

bfranzen Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 9:14pm
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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?


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bonniebakes Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 9:53pm
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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.

luv2bake6 Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 3:02am
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For flooded cookies, i let them sit overnight to dry. For accents, i give a few hours to dry.

prterrell Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 5:33am
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Once the RI is dry, the BC won't adversely affect it.

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