hi, i just need a good recipe that will be thick enough for me to make flowers for a cake. i have tried several recipes and they all come out too runny...help please!!!
Get a can of CK brand meringue powder. (Available online at www.countrykitchensa.com) Follow recipe on can.
It seems I always have to add more powdered sugar than the recipe calls for. I also make sure I re-wash my tips with some white vinegar to make sure there isn't any grease in there that may break down the royal. And I usually use the parchment cones for the same reason.
i used the wilton merangue powder and the recipe on that and it worked great!!! thanks guys!!!! how long does it normally take to dry???
Just some FYI (and if you know this already, I apologize in advance), but you don't have to make flowers from RI. I use BC for everything. Never use royal on anything cake. Never. Let BC flowers air dry (do not freeze ... AIR DRY!) overnight and they can practically be tossed across the room to the decorator to put on the cake!
Ahhha, now, there's an image.
Debi, do you also make lilies with bc? Will the foil form release from them easily when they're dried?
I use this RI recipe:
1 tbsp of meri white
1/2 icing sugar (250g)
mix meri white and water together until dissolved. Add icing sugar gradually, and mix until stands up in soft peaks and is a bright white colur.
If you dont mix it enough it will have a yellowish tinge and wont be strong enough.
You probly will have to add a bit extra icing sugar, I allways do.
allow RI flowers a couple of days to dry out completely if you want to store them for future use. If not, you can usually use them fairly quickly. (when I have leftover RI from something, I make flowers and then store them away. When I need a quick decoration for a cookie, cupcake or cake, I just pull my box out of RI flowers and pick something. A real time saver.)
Definitely a time saver to make up ahead of time - don't forget the leaves too. I also make hearts with the left overs - a definite for Valentine's Day.
wow! I would rather use BC frosting over RI so I will have to give this a try! thanks again!