Perfect Consistency For String Work?

Decorating By Nala0x Updated 13 May 2012 , 10:22am by Nala0x

Nala0x Posted 12 May 2012 , 8:58pm
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Piping has always been a challenge for me....mostly because I can't get the proper consistency! It's either too thick or too thin! Are there any photos or videos out there that show the consistency of the RI for stringwork/bridge extension work? Also, what RI recipe would you guys recommend?

TIA

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sweettreat101 Posted 13 May 2012 , 10:10am
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I use the basic recipe 4 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoon meringue powder and 6 tablespoons water. Mix on low speed for ten minutes. When using butter cream for string work I add a little light corn syrup to the frosting. Your consistency should be thin but not runny. Just practice, practice, practice.

Nala0x Posted 13 May 2012 , 10:22am
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Thank you for your response! icon_smile.gif I also found something online saying that the consistency for stringwork should be similar to yogurt, is that about right or is that too thin?

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