nametaken Posted 17 Jun 2012 , 8:28pm
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...is it normal to completely ice a cake with royal icing?

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Rosiepan Posted 17 Jun 2012 , 8:36pm
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In the UK it is. Normally done on fruit cakes after it has a covering of marzipan.Yum!
Edited to say that is the traditional way but most people now use Sugarpaste (fondant) and use RI for detail work.

dec3 Posted 17 Jun 2012 , 8:41pm
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I tried it once on regular cake, and I wasn't pleased with the results....the icing was way to crunchy. It might be good on some types of cakes though.

AmyCakes84 Posted 17 Jun 2012 , 8:57pm
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As Rosiepan says, it's done in the UK. Nowadays it's all fondant cakes, but a lot of Christmas cakes are still made as fruit cakes covered in marzipan and then royal icing. The icing does go crunchy and some people like to use a spoon / spatula to tap all over the wet icing so it dries looking sort of spikey. The marzipan / RI combo is very sweet and not to everyone's taste!

nametaken Posted 17 Jun 2012 , 9:50pm
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Okay. I have a client that wanted royal blue icing...wasn't sure if he meant royal icing or the color royal blue. Heh. Thanks!

pieceofcake561 Posted 18 Jun 2012 , 1:05am
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I would assume he wants the color. Otherwise he would have said "blue royal icing".

TMC22 Posted 28 Dec 2012 , 11:14pm
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To use royal icing without it going hard, you add glycerine, the more you add the softer it stays, but this is only used for covering dont add it if you are piping with it.

Ceyda Posted 28 Dec 2012 , 11:31pm
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To use royal icing without it going hard, you add glycerine, the more you add the softer it stays, but this is only used for covering dont add it if you are piping with it.

How much glycerine do we need to add?

mcaulir Posted 29 Dec 2012 , 12:50am
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If he said royal blue icing, he wants regular icing that's royal blue. Most non-cakey people would have no idea what royal icing was, and almost certainly would ask for it to cover their cake.

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