I am planning on making RI snowflakes and I keep finding different recipes which is making this more confusing. I need to stop googling..lol
What is your opinion on the best RI to make. Is there anywhere I can just buy it locally lol. Kidding..sort of. No but seriously, what is best to use. Egg whites or merinque powder? Do you have a trusted recipe to share that would work for an idiot like me trying to make snowflakes?
Here in Ontario Canada we have a place called Bulk Barn and you can purchase a package of RI mix, all you do is add water and flavoring if you want to jazz it up a little.
Not sure where your located but I am sure you can find this in a cake supply store near your home.
But if I were to make it from scratch again I would go with the merigue powder since it will give you a much better shelf life than using egg whites.
Since you aren't doing string work that needs to be super-strong, either should work fine.
One can buy dried pure egg whites in many grocery stores. It's called "Just Whites" OR Wilton has one - I can't think off hand what it's called.
Meringue powder is egg whites with stablizer, anti-caking agent, etc in it.
Either will work to make royal icing. It depends on what you are making out of the royal.
One can also use fresh egg white. Mostly fresh is used when super strong royal is needed - such as in Lambeth string work etc. Most of the time meringue powder works just fine and is not as expensive.
i prefer egg white ri