could I have re whipped my royal icing too much? trying to make some royal icing flowers. the flowers arent coming out right. the icing seems too soft and fluffy???
Since you say "re-whipped" I'm assuming you had it stored from a previous use? My Wilton instructor had told us that you could store it in the frig and just re-whip it when you need it again. I have to tell you that has never worked for me. I had the same problem you're having. I always end up having to make fresh. That's why, when I make a batch, I use up the whole amount making flowers to store for future use! What does anyone else have to say?
If it has sat, it will get airy/spongy but usually a good stir with the spatula will be all it needs to cream back up.
Not sure about the rewhipping, since I just stir it.
If it is too soft you can add in a little powder sugar or cornstarch to thicken it up.
i made it yesterday but the kids didnt "let me" get the flowers made
i did end up adding more powdered sugar and it is WAY better! I have to admit, that part of it is that it has been too long since I have actually made flowers... and embarassing enough, i realized I had the tip backwards duh... lol, anyway, they seem to be coming along pretty good. I assume I will start getting in the groove after the next 50 thanks all!!
Glad it started behaving for ya. Royal icing is the oddest thing they way it gets fluffy/airy when it sits. I don't store it in the decorating bags in between uses, because it changes texture and sometimes consistancy.
Try to have fun making them.