Royal Icing Question

Decorating By jeepgirl9478 Updated 17 Jan 2009 , 2:38pm by minicuppie

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jeepgirl9478 Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 10:29pm
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I see that some royal icing recipes call for cream of tartar and some don't. Not sure if that makes it stronger or what? If I am making something like a spider web that needs to be very strong should I use cream of tartar or not?

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Sweetgurl Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:07am
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Yes, or you can use a little vinegar also.

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agroeve Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:30pm
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i use royal all the time and its strong enough with just icing sugar and powdered egg white. of course it is a brittle icing and wont take a knock but it is self supporting. hth

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minicuppie Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:38pm
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When I need to pipe anything really thin I stir the icing a bit. This releases some of the air and makes things less brittle.

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