Freezing Royal Icing

Decorating By kellyh57 Updated 7 Oct 2005 , 5:37am by butrcup

kellyh57 Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 10:33pm
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Can you freeze unused Royal Icing? I was planning on making some to demonstrate in class, but won't be able to use it for a week or so. Do you think it'd be okay in the extra freezer? I had some that broke down in the fridge in two weeks so I don't want to try it again.


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antonia74 Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 11:02pm
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is it made of fresh egg whites or meringue powder?

I make mine with meringue powder and it can stay out at room temp for 3-4 weeks, covered well.

JoAnnB Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 11:46pm
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If the royal breaks down, just re-beat it. I haven't had any problems bringing it back. I keep the unused royal in the fridge 2-3 weeks.

MissBaritone Posted 7 Oct 2005 , 5:09am
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Royal icing should not be frozen. It makes it useless for decorating with. If it's made with real egg white it only keeps a few days. If it's made with meringue powder simpy exclude all air. Use saran wrap and place it right on the surface of the icing. It will keep 2 or 3 weeks in the fridge. If it appears to have broken down beat well adjusting the consistency with either water or icing sugar as necessary

butrcup Posted 7 Oct 2005 , 5:37am
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My wilton instructor said to always store it at room temp. & it should last for a couple of weeks

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