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does royal icing melt while piping from "hot hands&quot

post #1 of 5
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Hi,
I'm about to take the Wilton Course 2 in a few weeks, and my question is about working with royal icing.

When I pipe with buttercream, I have to cool the piping bags or during class, I just dumped out the warm, runny BC and replaced it with a new batch of BC. My hands run hot, I live in a humid place, and I was wondering if I may have a similar problem while piping out Royal Icing....

Thanks!
post #2 of 5
No. There is no fat in royal icing to melt.
post #3 of 5
No, it doesn't melt, but it definitely changes consistency in hot hands. It gets "foamy" and no longer looks crisp & clean when piped.

It's best to have multiple, small bags ready to go. You can put the foamy stuff back in the mixer with some fresh and re-mix. It'll get it back to workable consistency.

Rae
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post #4 of 5
What Rae said!

Happens to me every time, so I use smaller bags and have no problem.

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Thanks so much for your advice! icon_razz.gif
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