Egg Whites In The Royal Icing...do I Need To Refrigerate?

Baking By princesscatt Updated 17 Aug 2010 , 9:48am by thatslifeca

princesscatt Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 1:57am
post #1 of 5

I hate using meringue powder so I was considering using egg whites to make my royal icing..will I have to refrigerate these?

4 replies
peg818 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 9:32pm
post #2 of 5

After your decorations are dry NO. Before well thats up to you, some would say yes some would say no. I would rather error on the side of caution.

princesscatt Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 11:18pm
post #3 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by peg818

After your decorations are dry NO. Before well thats up to you, some would say yes some would say no. I would rather error on the side of caution.




I don't mind putting them in the fridge to dry...I just didn't want them to sit out all night bc the party is not until tomorrow...so if they are only out for a few hours and I use pastuerized egg whites I think i will be ok.

peg818 Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 8:35am
post #4 of 5

They should be left out to dry once dry they need no refrigeration.

I would only refrigerate left over unused icing, and then i don't know how it will fair. But once dry there would be no moisture for the bacteria to grow in

thatslifeca Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 9:48am
post #5 of 5

You don't need to put the RI in the frig at all, not even the unused stuff. I've been making RI for years, I don't put it in the frig. There is enough sugar in RI, that it does chemically something to the egg whites and it won't grow bacteria. Someone here on CC explained it once but I can't remember who it was.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%