I'm doing a rit for the first time (hello kitty) I was wondering if there is a great recipe anyone would recommend? Also any yips or pointer would be greatly recommended. Thanks
Uh yeah...the was tips not yips...oops
I've always used the wilton recipe for royal icing.
As far as tips...
Work quickly when flooding.
Do a second piece, just in case.
I also use the Wilton recipe, and I prefer the Wilton meringue powder to other brands for RITs.
Tips: Use freshly made royal icing. Don't make it today and expect to make a decent RIT with it tomorrow. If you have to rebeat it, it has lost its strength and you'll have a crumbly kitty on your hands.
As TexasSugar said, make an extra. If you don't need to use it, you can save it for months. I find that many times I like my second try better than the first anyway.
Don't make your flood too thin. A ribbon of icing dropped back into the bowl should disappear after a FULL count of ten (1 Mississippi, 2 Missiissippi, etc.) If you thin it out too much, it will be weak. See crumblly kitty note above.
Pipe your RIT on sheet protector or plastic wrap that has been taped to the back of a sheet pan. It will release much more easily from those surfaces than from wax paper.
Pipe some test puddles on your work surface to check for doneness. Better to kill a test puddle than your actual piece. Leave your work to dry for at LEAST 24 hours.
How do you make a RIT? I've used color flow before, but not RI...is it similar? Or is it similar to an edible transfer sheet? I'm confused! Thanks!
Same thing as a color flow piece, just made with royal icing rather than color flow mix.
Thanks everyone! I just have a couple questions, what's color flow? And do you think rit would be the best for a plaque that I want to stand upright....I'll lat it flat if I have to, pr stick it on the side....
You don't need to use colorflow for a stand-up piece. Check out these examples (note that they're called 'colorflow' in the descriptions, even tho they are really royal icing xfers. More people know what colorflow means.):