Okay, so I've never had problems with royal icing not drying fast. It's been almost 36 hours since I've made these flowers, and I can't peel them away from the aluminum foil because they still seem soft in the middle. Is this normal? The middle of the flower is pretty thick with icing. Anyone ever had to wait a few days to let royal icing dry completely?
Are you in a very humid area? That could be the cause.
Yeah, I live in Ga so it's definitely humid... but still they've always dried. What do I do? I can't change the weather.
Put them under a lamp - the kind you might have on your desk, this will dry them out for you
Did you do them in the lily nail? If so those flowers do take longer to dry because alot of the icing is not touching air and needs more time to dry out.
You can stick them in the oven with just the light on to help them dry faster. With the lily nail flowers I always tell my students to give them atleast 48 hours if not longer to dry out completely.
You can also poke a few holes in the bottom of the foil to allow a little air in there.
Last time I made those flowers it took a few days. The foil doesn't exactly let air get through enough to try them out. I just peeled really carefully