Originally Posted by lvspaisley
How long does it take for royal icing flowers to dry? If I did them tomorrow, would they be dry by the weekend? I have a cake I am doing that has fondant flowers, but I might do royal instead. Just wondering if that's enough time for it to set up. They would be small tea cup looking roses.
It really depends on the humidity in the air. If there's A lot of moisture in the air you pieces will take longer to dry.
I quick tip for making flowers using the lily nail. Buy some cheap foil, the really thin stuff not heavy duty. Make your foil paper squares to line the lily nail. Prior to piping your flowers make a few holes in the foil. This will help to ventilate the flowers so they dry from the bottom as well as the top.
You should not have a problem with anything drying by this weekend.