Bubbles In My Royal Icing

Decorating By summerolivia Updated 15 Dec 2008 , 4:12am by summerolivia

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summerolivia Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 8:28pm
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Has anyone else had this problem? I am getting tiny bubbles in my thinned royal icing that I use to flood my cookies. I use a toothpick to spread the icing and am wondering if that is causing them. Can anyone offer any help?

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DianeLM Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 10:55pm
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It's the mixing in of the water that causes the bubbles. Some people like to let their thinned icing sit for a few hours but I'm not that patient. icon_wink.gif

I mix my icing in a plastic bowl, then, holding onto one side, 'bounce' the bowl on the counter repeatedly. This causes the air bubbles to rise to the top. I run a spatula through the bubbles, then bounce again. It's pretty bubble-free after about 3 bouncing sessions.

Then, to make extra sure, I pipe my flooding icing through a tip 2. It takes a little longer, but any stray bubbles will pop as the icing is forced through such a small opening.

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kakeladi Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 10:59pm
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Yah what she ^^^said.
Try stirring the icing *much slower* when adding the water and do it in a figure 8. The use of a small wire whip is helpful to me.

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summerolivia Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 4:12am
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Thank you so much! I will try your suggestions on my next batch tomorrow.

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