I Only Need A Little Bit Of Royal Icing....

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JillycakesEtc Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 12:14am
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All the recipes I have made or seen make way too much. Does anyone have a recipe that makes less than a cup or can I make it and keep it for a week or so?? Thx

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kakeladi Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 12:23am
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It will keep but not much longer than a week - if that.
I alway store it in a well sealed glass jar to keep andy and all air out, which helps preserve it.
I always used the Wilton royal icing recipe but cut it in 1/2 and even cut *that* in 1/2. Soooo that means if the recipe calls for 1 cup of some ingredient, then you use 1/4 C; If it calls for 3 Tablesoppns of an ingredient, use 2 & 1/4 teaspoons, etc etc w/all ingredients.
Depending on how it's going to be used, I had also just added a few drops of water to powdered sugar until it is workable and used that. This won't work if it needs to hold it's shape/be pipeable but is o.k. if just glue-ing something etc.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 12:40am
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Agreed, I half the Wilton recipe -- works well for me. However, I use one consistency -- flooding consistency and royal icing will keep soaking up liquid, making it more liquidy as time goes on. Just be aware of that.

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JillycakesEtc Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 1:47am
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Great tip....when I want just a little it is because I am just glueing or writing a little bit...I will just mix the conf sugar and water and try that!! Thanks so much for your responses!!

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gidgetdoescakes Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 2:11am
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Im afraid to make it in half recipe for fear it will not work.....so what I do is make a mess of royale icing flowers from my grand daughter..she absolutley loves ri haha

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AZCouture Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 2:21am
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That's why I keep a bag of the mix on hand for small jobs. Sprinkle some in a bowl, add a few drops of water...bam. No waste.

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glendaleAZ Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 2:40am
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I have one of Kerry Vincent's cake decorating books and it says that you can freeze Royal Icing.

Quote: "When only small amounts of royal icing are required, make up a single recipe of royal icing, then divide it onto generous 1 tsp increments. Double bag, and place in the freezer until it is required"

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JillycakesEtc Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 3:11am
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I have one of Kerry Vincent's cake decorating books and it says that you can freeze Royal Icing.

Quote: "When only small amounts of royal icing are required, make up a single recipe of royal icing, then divide it onto generous 1 tsp increments. Double bag, and place in the freezer until it is required"




That is so great!!! Thank you!!

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JillycakesEtc Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 3:14am
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That's why I keep a bag of the mix on hand for small jobs. Sprinkle some in a bowl, add a few drops of water...bam. No waste.




Do you buy a mix?? Don't you have to beat it until it peaks?? I am so new and I am so confused because it seems like everybody uses different things to do the same thingsicon_smile.gif.

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DeniseNH Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 3:38am
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Yes, beat it until it peaks. Also rebeat after you refrigerate or freeze it.

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AZCouture Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 3:46am
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Originally Posted by AZCouture

That's why I keep a bag of the mix on hand for small jobs. Sprinkle some in a bowl, add a few drops of water...bam. No waste.



Do you buy a mix?? Don't you have to beat it until it peaks?? I am so new and I am so confused because it seems like everybody uses different things to do the same thingsicon_smile.gif.


I keep a bag of powder on hand for gluing things and for things that aren't seen. If I need to something "pretty", I make my own. But for teeny amounts, it's a great solution. CK makes a decent mix.

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gidgetdoescakes Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 4:44am
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whats ck?

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JillycakesEtc Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 4:46am
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whats ck?




It is a manufacturer of Cake decorating products....like Wiltonicon_smile.gif

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Unlimited Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 5:14am
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The "CK" in CK Products stands for Country Kitchens.

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gidgetdoescakes Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 8:01am
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ahhh thank you

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