Buttercream Icing Or Royal Icing For Fair Cake?

Decorating By KieslerKakes Updated 7 Aug 2008 , 12:09pm by snowshoe1

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KieslerKakes Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 11:06am
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I'm entering in the non-professional catagory for the first time this year in the KY State Fair. I don't know whether to use buttercream icing or royal icing on the cake. Any ideas? Thanks

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snowshoe1 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 12:09pm
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I love the look of a royal iced cake thumbs_up.gif (probably wouldn't eat one though). Not sure if you've ever covered a cake in RI before, but it was tough for me the first time. I covered in marzipan first, then had to add three layers of RI with some sanding in between applications. Maybe someone has a better method (the UK and Austrailian members probably have good tricks for this).

Edited to add: I may have misunderstood your question - are you talking about piped decorations or covering the whole cake?

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