Will Royal Icing Stick To Petal Dust?? Quick Question...

Decorating By Wildgirl Updated 23 Sep 2012 , 4:39am by Wildgirl

Wildgirl Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 4:16am
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I'm going to make non-wired hydrangea petals and will be dusting them. So I do need a center - was going to pipe in some royal icing. But will it stick if I've already used petal dust?

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kakeladi Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 10:25pm
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Sorry you didn't get a quick answer. Yes, dust will stick to *fresh/wet) royal icing but if the icing has already dried you can very lightly dust it w/a slightly damp/wed art brush before adding the dust.

DeniseNH Posted 23 Sep 2012 , 1:05am
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I think what she's asking is the other way around. She has a hardened flower that has been dusted and now she wants to add a royal center and is afraid that the royal center won't stick to the dust already applied to the gumpaste petals. I don't think it will but it depends on how heavily it was dusted.

Wildgirl Posted 23 Sep 2012 , 4:39am
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Thanks for your answers! I was too afraid that it wouldn't stick, so I just went ahead and piped the centers first. I'm just hoping that the dust won't mess up the centers too badly.

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