Frosting Swirls On Bc, Make W/bc Or Royal Icing?

Decorating By cocobean Updated 25 Sep 2011 , 6:44pm by radtech

cocobean Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 9:07pm
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I'm making a cake covered with bc for a wedding. The cake is traveling for 4 hours. I have done bc swirls on bc cakes before but i have never done swirls with royal icing. If you have done swirls with royal can you please advise me on how you like it. The swirls need to be burgandy on top of off white bc. Thank you

Just wondering if one is better than another.

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Torimomma Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 11:00pm
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I may be wrong but I thought that royal would break down on buttercream?

cocobean Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 11:14pm
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...really? You think it will break down?

Has anyone done it and know for sure?

radtech Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 11:26pm
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I was wondering the same thing. I have a buttercream cake with dots all over the sides due in 3 weeks and I was thinking of using royoal icing also.

Torimomma Posted 23 Sep 2011 , 5:27pm
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For Radtech, if the royal is already hard it takes longer to break down. I've put hardened royal on buttercream and had no issues but I've never tried to pipe it on while it's soft. You could make puddle dots with royal, let them dry and then place them and you should be OK as long as you don't keep the cake in the fridge where it can form condensation once removed.

cocobean Posted 23 Sep 2011 , 6:13pm
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Thanks everyone. I decided on the bc swirls because it is something i have done before.

radtech Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 6:44pm
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Thanks Torimomma!

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