Royal Icing Drying Time?

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sugarMomma Posted 1 Jun 2007 , 7:31am
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I was going to make coral for a shell cake, and was debating on whether to use royal icing or candy melts. I know the royal icing is probably sturdier, but how long will it take to harden?
The cake is due this Saturday afternoon.

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 1 Jun 2007 , 8:51am
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If you make it really stiff and don't pipe it too thick, then if you do it asap, it'll be dry by Saturday pm. I piped royal icing pearls on a wedding cake last night, and they were dry to paint with lustre dust this morning. Hop that helps - good luck!

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gismo12002 Posted 1 Jun 2007 , 4:34pm
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I'm new at the RI but read that 48 hours--Doing some today and will find out! Good luck!

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xstitcher Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 6:45am
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Hi All,

I know this is a old post but I did not want to start a new one (I don't really know if I'm supposed to or not as I'm still pretty new here to CC) but I have a question about drying time as well.

My Wilton instructor told us that it takes at least a couple of weeks for RI to dry? Is this correct? The reason I ask is that my 4 year old accidentally knocked some of my RI flower and my colourflow birds for my class II final cake. If I make more tomorrow (both the RI flowers and the colourflow) will they be dry by the time I need them for class on Tuesday?


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