How long is it okay to keep RI in the fridge. I know once you make flowers out of it, they have a pretty long shelf life.
..moving to Recipe Tips & Ideas.
I've found that after three days, even with a prolonged rewhipping it just doesn't pipe the same anymore.
so if you make a batch of royal icing and have left overs, do you keep sealed room temp or refrigerate if planning on using in next day or two, what is best?
My experience has been that icing made with meringue powder doesn't keep very well, a couple of days or so like prterrel said. Icing made with regular eggwhite has been fine after a week.
I store it by scraping into the corner of a regular plastic freezer bag, express all the surrounding air then tie firmly. Then you can snip off the bag corner, drop into a piping bag and off you go when ready to use.
Oh, and I always store it in the fridge.
I store in the fridge as well. In a glass bowl that has an air-tight plastic lid, with a piece of damp papertowel laid over the bowl and under the lid.
so quick question on royal icing as well, does anyone have a tutorial on making pointsettas?
No, sorry. But I can tell you that I use a jumbo leaf tip to pipe the green and the red (or white or pink or burgundy) leaves. For the yellow centers I use a small round tip. HTh!
thanks so much! i did find a web site that i googled and it told me exactly what size of leaf tip (352) and thats what i was mostly wanting! Thanks again! They are made and drying!