Need Super Strong Royal Icing

Baking By sugaah Updated 10 Jan 2013 , 9:35pm by BlakesCakes

sugaah Posted 9 Jan 2013 , 1:38pm
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I need to pipe party favors out of royal that will hold party mints. They will serve as place settings and may be handled. Need them not to break. Colorflow? Sugarveil added to royal? What? Must be edible. Please help

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-K8memphis Posted 9 Jan 2013 , 3:22pm
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cream of tartar and gum arabic


cot available of course at any grocery store


ga is available online for a few bucks --comes in a screw top container like a jar of spice -- just a little bottle


call around maybe available at some cake deco stores in your area--but not hobby lobby types


i just sprinkle some in--half teaspoon or whatever


also i'd recommend that you place the party favors in cupcake wrappers for handling if possible


cupcake wrappers can be manipulated to fit different sized things and you can also cut down the sides to show off the piece as well--you can get different shapes too


or set them on paper doilies--glue them on w/royal


also the ga will shine up the royal

sugaah Posted 9 Jan 2013 , 3:41pm
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Great ideas. Will do that.  Do you mean 1/2 tsp of each cream of tartar AND gum arabic to one Wilton recipe of royal?

-K8memphis Posted 9 Jan 2013 , 4:07pm
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i use both for egg white royal


here's the seed information:


  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2.5 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon gum arabic
  • 1 egg white


louise spencer  ~~  cake decorating ideas & designs

copyright 1981--page 144


if you are using meringue powder you can probably omit the cream of tartar


i just sprinkle some of each in for egg white royal

BlakesCakes Posted 9 Jan 2013 , 10:40pm
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Color flow mix is "fortified" royal icing, so it, too, would work very well. 


Pieces placed under a gooseneck lamp with a 60+ watt light bulb will dry very shiny.



sugaah Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 1:31pm
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so just mix colorflow to a thick consistency for piping?  Any other technique for drying? Thanks

BlakesCakes Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 9:35pm
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Sounds like a plan.  I'd try one first before committing to more.


The lamp with a high watt bulb  for drying is done because that causes the top to dry shiny quickly.  If shiny doesn't matter, allowed to dry naturally, they'll just be a bit duller.


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