Will Roll Out Royal Icing Go Hard?

Baking By Ybird Updated 16 May 2011 , 9:24am by allaboutcakeuk

Ybird Posted 12 May 2011 , 8:46pm
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Hi, i was wondering if roll out royal icing will go solid after a wile.Or if not is there something i can add to it to help this, or just use something all together?

I want to make some playing cards and also butterflies to go ontop of cupcakes.

Thanks for looking

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auzzi Posted 14 May 2011 , 7:39am
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Royal icing is a soft icing that sets hard. You cannot roll it at all.

Use a modelling compound like gumpaste or pastilliage to make playing-cards or butterflies.

Chonte Posted 14 May 2011 , 8:43am
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i think you mal rolled fondant? yes it will get hard but gumpaste will get harder. i usually use a 50/50 mix

allaboutcakeuk Posted 16 May 2011 , 9:24am
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Originally Posted by Ybird

Hi, i was wondering if roll out royal icing will go solid after a wile.Or if not is there something i can add to it to help this, or just use something all together?

I want to make some playing cards and also butterflies to go ontop of cupcakes.

Thanks for looking




Royal Icing will set hard but it's not something I'd use for making cards/butterflies. Royal icing piped as an outline then flood filled can make butterflies etc but the best thing to use is gum paste or pastillage to make solid pieces for a cake. If using fondant add some tylose or gum trag to firm it up. knead into the fondant and leave in a bag for half an hour then use put the pieces on a piece of foam to let them dry well both sides and stay flat icon_smile.gif

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