How Long Does Royal Icing Last?

Baking By doramoreno62 Updated 6 Feb 2010 , 1:31am by bonniebakes

doramoreno62 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 7:57am
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I made too much RI. I don't want to throw it away so I put it in a ziplock bag. My question is: How long will it be good for? Do I store it in the fridge?
Thanks in advance for your help! thumbs_up.gif

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pattycakesnj Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 12:09pm
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I freeze my RI and it lasts a long time. When you take it out of the freezer, mix it when it defrosts before using. (it never really gets rock hard in freezer)

doramoreno62 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 5:17pm
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I'll try it, thanks so much!

luv2bake6 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 8:28pm
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When i make a big batch of Antonia'a, i keep it nice and stiff and transfer what i need to another bowl to thin out. I then refrigerate the rest, which lasts quite a bit of time (longest for me was a month when i used it; don't know how long it would last after that). The stiff RI doesn't tend to separate as does the thinned out one, so i generally don't need to re-beat; just scoop out what i need, thin it out, and use.

doramoreno62 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 11:37pm
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Thanks luv2bake6. i make mine pretty stiff too. I'll probably be able to use it up for valentines day. Thanks for the tips!

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 12:11am
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my WMI told me 3 years if properly stored. I use the basic RI recipe from wilton.

motherofgrace Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 12:19am
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I keep mine in a container at room temp, lasts me a few weeks

bonniebakes Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 1:31am
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I keep mine in a air-tight container (like tupperware) at room temperature and away for heat and sunlight. I store it that way for up to 10 days. After that, I only use it for practice, not consumption.

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