Couldnt Find And Exact Answer To This: How Long Will Royal Icing With Egg White Keep? How To Store?

Decorating By Mybearsbaby Updated 8 Dec 2014 , 11:21pm by Magic Mouthfuls

Mybearsbaby Posted 8 Dec 2014 , 9:23pm
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Couldnt find and exact answer to this: How long will Royal Icing made with egg white keep? How should it be stored? I am making cookies for Sunday, and was wondering if I can get a jump start and make the icing now. Thanks in advance!

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Magic Mouthfuls Posted 8 Dec 2014 , 11:21pm
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I think a week in advance kept in the fridge should be fine - it does deteriorate over time tho, so the closer you make it to when you pipe it, the better.  You can always rewhip it.  


I keep my royal icing in the fully assembled piping bag (sealed both ends) in the fridge and taken to the venue as 'repair kit - fix up glue' if anything gets damaged during transport. The icing in the tip often dries out, but a pin or toothpick/cocktail stick poked through can often move it. 


As for once it is dried, it will last years and years.  It is the product underneath (cookie/cake) that doesn't last so long.

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