will royal icing decorations soften on top of buttercream? Â can i place them ahead of time? Â how much ahead of time ;)?
i have used royal icing to pipe directly on IMBC and with layons, that i created with RI. In fact, the first time I made RI butterflies, I covered one with IMBC and left it over night just to see. The layon was just as hard in the morning as it was when I made it.Â
I have used royal decorations on b'cream w/o problems.Â It depends on what the piece it - how thick is it & such.Â The bigger/thicker the better.Â Also be *very* sure the piece is completely dry.
You want to place those decos as close to the p/u time as possible.Â They might soften some but I've not have any melt into a puddle :)
Depending on what the deco is you can put it on top of a sugar cube or pipe a spike of royal on the back that you push into the cake allowing the dÃ©cor to not actually touch the b'cream but be just above it.Â Other people have said they make the royal piece on a backing of wax paper or plastic wrap.
well, i stuck them on straight ;)
the cake is due in 2 days, i suppose i'll find out the hard way ;)