Eating Royal Icing

Decorating By sheilabelle Updated 17 Mar 2009 , 4:40am by TonyaBakes

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sheilabelle Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:06pm
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A member graciously sent me directions on how to make Elmo out of RKT and then cover it in royal icing. This is for a toddler and his birthday party. If the children want to eat Elmo will the RI be edible? I know you can eat it, but will it be too hard (crunchy) to eat?

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Caths_Cakes Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:20pm
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I suppose it depends on the toddler? does he/she have teeth? lol silly question i know! i fidn with kids, if its sweet, they will eat it icon_smile.gif i dont think it should cause them a problem, if its too hard for them, they might just leave it, but it wouldnt do them no harm

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majka_ze Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:30pm
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They can eat it. Should they? This is another question.
Generally, you can soften RI by adding 1 teaspoon of glycerin to cca 1 lb of RI.

For my niece I made cakes for her 2nd and 3rd birthday with cream cheese frosting. And till now (she is 4 1/2) she gets few gingerbread cookies decorated with RI and the rest are plain ones.

I would say the mother decides...

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msulli10 Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 3:55pm
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It's edible, but I agree with majka_ze and let the mommies decide. Too much sugar overload icon_smile.gif

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sheilabelle Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 1:06am
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Thanks everyone for your responses. The toddler is my nephew (mother is my sister-in-law). Don't want to do anything to cause an upset. icon_wink.gif

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TonyaBakes Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 4:40am
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I'm with everyone else I would leave that to the mother to decide. I can say that when my son was 2-3 he would sneak and "steal" my RI flowers all the time. I would always be sure that I had made more flowers to work with, thought I was losing it- then I caught him with his step stool that he used to brush his teeth, very quietly helping himself to RI daisies that were drying on my bakers rack! Had to find a higher up drying spot. Precious memories, LOL!

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