Does Royal Icing Melt While Piping From "hot Hands"

Decorating By Apr1c0t Updated 5 Apr 2012 , 8:51pm by Apr1c0t

Apr1c0t Posted 3 Apr 2012 , 7:57pm
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I'm about to take the Wilton Course 2 in a few weeks, and my question is about working with royal icing.

When I pipe with buttercream, I have to cool the piping bags or during class, I just dumped out the warm, runny BC and replaced it with a new batch of BC. My hands run hot, I live in a humid place, and I was wondering if I may have a similar problem while piping out Royal Icing....


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FromScratchSF Posted 3 Apr 2012 , 8:35pm
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No. There is no fat in royal icing to melt.

BlakesCakes Posted 4 Apr 2012 , 1:04am
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No, it doesn't melt, but it definitely changes consistency in hot hands. It gets "foamy" and no longer looks crisp & clean when piped.

It's best to have multiple, small bags ready to go. You can put the foamy stuff back in the mixer with some fresh and re-mix. It'll get it back to workable consistency.


chelleb1974 Posted 4 Apr 2012 , 6:25pm
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What Rae said!

Happens to me every time, so I use smaller bags and have no problem.


Apr1c0t Posted 5 Apr 2012 , 8:51pm
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Thanks so much for your advice! icon_razz.gif

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