Royal Icing Verses Butter Cream (I Need Help Please)

Decorating By katwo Updated 7 Jun 2011 , 3:28pm by katwo

katwo Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 10:50pm
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I was wondering if Royal Icing would be better to use or Butter cream Icing on top of fondant to do scroll work I need to do on a wedding cake. I know royal icing well crack and break so I was wondering will be best. the first one I will be trying it white on white, but then I might have another thats black on white.

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Cindy619 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 11:07pm
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Sometimes I use buttercream, sometimes royal - depends what mood I'm in icon_wink.gif I will say I like using royal because if the cake gets touched, the piping work stays put.

mena2002 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 11:15pm
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Originally Posted by Cindy619

Sometimes I use buttercream, sometimes royal - depends what mood I'm in icon_wink.gif I will say I like using royal because if the cake gets touched, the piping work stays put.




I agree thumbs_up.gif

Unlimited Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 11:39pm
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I use BC whenever possibleit's handy.

I never think about mixing another type of icing (especially one that tastes awful), when BC does the job just fine.

pxinos Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 11:57pm
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I've been told you can mix a very little bit of piping gel with your royal to make it a little softer and more "edible". And I mean little, just 1 teaspoon per 2 cups. I haven't had opportunity to try it, so I can't vouch for it personally.

sweettreat101 Posted 5 Jun 2011 , 2:58am
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If you are using fondant I would do the royal. If your cake is frosted in butter cream I would stick with butter cream.

katwo Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 3:28pm
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Thank you for the help

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