What Icing Should I Use To Do Lattice Work?

Decorating By sandy1 Updated 21 Jan 2010 , 1:51am by sandy1

sandy1 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:08pm
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I'm making a cake that has garland with lattice work. I tried buttercream but the icing seems heavy and bends then breaks. Should I be using royal icing instead of buttercream?????? I need some advice!!!!!
Thanks so much.

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newmansmom2004 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:19pm
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Try putting a little corn syrup in your buttercream. It gives a little more elasticity and alleviates some of the breaking.

For 4 cups of icing, I'd put maybe 2 T. of corn syrup in and mix well, then do your piping.

I think royal icing, after drying hard, would be very unappetizing to eat, but that's just me. Other people might not mind it. The other option might be to use a whipped icing or a meringue-based buttercream. They're lighter and fluffier and would pipe easily.

sandy1 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 1:51am
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Thanks for your advise, I'll give it a try.

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