His Favorite Spot

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I used tip #1D to pipe the hills on the side and #352 to make the pines. Fondant is the foundation for the bear and royal icing was applied and textured to look like fur. He was painted with a petal dust and lemon extract mixture. The large pine is royal icing piped with #352 and dried over a parchment cone that was then peeled away. Tip #47 was used to cover a hidden pillar for the trunk.

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Is the cone tree sturdy enough to be transported? I've used royal icing and they've crumbled or break when transported.

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Thank you for the compliments! To answer a couple of the questions (sorry for the delay - haven't looked at this in awhile) The royal icing pine tree transported very well - it took a 6 hour drive to get where it was going actually. No trouble with crumbling or breaking. I add extra meringue powder to the basic Wilton recipe; 5 tablespoons for each pound of sugar instead of their suggested 3. Maybe that makes it stronger.

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Answering the question about the bear's fur - I piped royal icing on fairly thickly using a round tip (#3 I think) and then dragged a dampened paint brush through it in the direction I wanted the fur to lay.

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Is the cone tree sturdy enough to be transported? I've used royal icing and they've crumbled or break when transported.

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Thank you for the compliments! To answer a couple of the questions (sorry for the delay - haven't looked at this in awhile) The royal icing pine tree transported very well - it took a 6 hour drive to get where it was going actually. No trouble with crumbling or breaking. I add extra meringue powder to the basic Wilton recipe; 5 tablespoons for each pound of sugar instead of their suggested 3. Maybe that makes it stronger.

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Answering the question about the bear's fur - I piped royal icing on fairly thickly using a round tip (#3 I think) and then dragged a dampened paint brush through it in the direction I wanted the fur to lay.


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