Question About Drying Royal Icing

Decorating By tabitwhe Updated 23 Dec 2009 , 6:04pm by 2SchnauzerLady

tabitwhe Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 10:54pm
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Is there a way to speed up the drying process of royal icing? I am about to make and decorate some and should be done in a few hours but would like to deliver them tomorrow but could wait till Weds if I had to.

Thanks in advance,
Tabitha

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metria Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 11:03pm
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i read in some other thread (i haven't tried this) to put them in the oven with the light on. Not a hot oven, mind you, but just a little warmth. if i can find that other thread i'll repost it.

TexasSugar Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 11:05pm
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I've put it in the oven with just the oven light on many of times and it has worked well. icon_smile.gif

tallgood Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 11:27pm
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Saturday I was looking for a way to fast dry some royal icing Poinsettias for a cake going out this morning. My DH had taken the cake out of the electric oven about an hour before, so I thought I'd pop them in there where it was slightly warm. Well apparently DH hadn't turned the stove off, so when I went to check on the flowers... OMG!!! I laughed so loud DH came to check. I had about 15 MUTANT blooms.

I guess the meringue powder did what it does and puffed up. They looked like distorted angry red aliens with multiple sets of yellow eyes and long stringy tentacles.

tabitwhe Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 8:20am
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Thanks for the help everyone. I will check out those links icon_smile.gif

tallgood- that sounds like something I would do, lol

TexasSugar Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 5:48pm
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Originally Posted by tallgood

Saturday I was looking for a way to fast dry some royal icing Poinsettias for a cake going out this morning. My DH had taken the cake out of the electric oven about an hour before, so I thought I'd pop them in there where it was slightly warm. Well apparently DH hadn't turned the stove off, so when I went to check on the flowers... OMG!!! I laughed so loud DH came to check. I had about 15 MUTANT blooms.

I guess the meringue powder did what it does and puffed up. They looked like distorted angry red aliens with multiple sets of yellow eyes and long stringy tentacles.




Oh yes I forgot to add, always put a note on the oven knob to remind yourself and others not to turn on the oven. Of course that wouldn't help if it was still on, but atleast you get a laugh from it! icon_smile.gif

ramie7224 Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 5:58pm
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I'm not sure about this but if you have a hairdryer with a cool setting could you use that?

2SchnauzerLady Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 6:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tallgood

Saturday I was looking for a way to fast dry some royal icing Poinsettias for a cake going out this morning. My DH had taken the cake out of the electric oven about an hour before, so I thought I'd pop them in there where it was slightly warm. Well apparently DH hadn't turned the stove off, so when I went to check on the flowers... OMG!!! I laughed so loud DH came to check. I had about 15 MUTANT blooms.

I guess the meringue powder did what it does and puffed up. They looked like distorted angry red aliens with multiple sets of yellow eyes and long stringy tentacles.




I would love to have seen a pic of that! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_wink.gif

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