Royal Icing Question

Baking By braysmama Updated 8 Dec 2010 , 9:41am by braysmama

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braysmama Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 6:36pm
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I am making a very large batch of cookies for a fundraising event. They will be iced with green RI and then a small design piped on top of them in black. I did a trial using RI for both colours however 12 hours later the black icing has run into the green. Any ideas on how I can avoid this happening?

If the green was to be fully set when I pipe the black will this help?

Is there a better icing I could use for the piping maybe?

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Rosa2745 Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 6:58pm
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Whenever I am working with black or dark colors I put in some meringue powder. It helps it set faster without the running colors. Just something I do...hope it helps.

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sweet56pooh Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 8:14pm
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Yes, you need to let the green set completely before applying the black. Let it dry over night and it should be fine. Good luck!

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LindaF144a Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 8:15pm
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Originally Posted by Rosa2745

Whenever I am working with black or dark colors I put in some meringue powder. It helps it set faster without the running colors. Just something I do...hope it helps.




Doesn't it already meringue powder in it?

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sweet56pooh Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 8:16pm
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Oh, what brand of coloring are you using? I find that americolor doesn't bleed as much as Wilton. Something to consider.

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braysmama Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 9:05pm
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I am using Wilton colour. I am in NZ so don't think we have Americolor brand available here?

I was just using an egg white and icing sugar mix for the piping. I will look into meringue powder and see where I can get it...

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braysmama Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 9:41am
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I have managed to source an egg white substitute Actiwhite which will hopefully work in the same way as meringue powder.

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