So I did not purchase these soon enough and tried to do my snowflakes with RI, but they keep breaking on me, and the wedding is Thursday! I emailed 3 or 4 online stores who sell these to see if they could next day ship them to me, so I have them tomorrow, but no one has responded! I am starting to panick- does anyone on here have a store that they know is open or would be able to ship them to me today?
Oh boy....good luck with that.
What is the problem with your RI flakes breaking? I manage to do them with no issues. Are you making sure your ends are meeting up? Handling very delicately? Your RI is the right consistency? You are drying them on parchment paper? They should slide right off, not sticking one little bit. I have always followed the Wilton can instructions, and never had any issues. What's going on?
Do you have some snowflake cookie cutters that you could use to cut out gumpaste ones. You could even pipe with royal over the gumpaste to make them fancier. Kind of like a cookie but more delicate looking.
My RI ones are just breaking, but I did them on wax paper- duh, I suppose they would not stick at all to the parchment, I will try that. Good idea on the gumpaste decorated in RI- I will try both tonight- thanks for the advice!
Where are you in Wisconsin? I live by the Wisconsin/Illinois border.....near Rockford Il.....I have the PME snowflake cutters.....if you were nearby, you could swing by and borrow them!
You can also try adding tylose to your royal. Or roll GP very thin, let dry a bit, and use a snowflake paper puncher.
look at my photos...I made the snowflakes out of thin fondant that I made (MMF) and cut them out with cookie cutters...put them in the oven overnight with just the oven light on...you can paint them with luster dust, if you choose...they worked great...and were very dainty looking...you could also put RI on them to make them more intricate...so easy and no stress!
I wish I could help..... to get overnight, they have to be at the post office by 2:00 p.m. the day of shipping
I always pipe my RI onto wax paper. As long as it has enough time to dry and doesn't have too much water added, it does fine. If you piped them today, they should be fine in 24 hours.
My only other thought if you don't get the cutters in time is maybe to try piping them with white candy melts. Never tried it before, but it could work.
The candy melts is a great idea....I would try that.
Thanks for all the suggestions! Yeastconfections, I sent you a PM, Lutie, those snowflakes are fabulous! If mine turned out even half that good, I would be tickled!!! You guys are all so great- I just want this wedding cake for my dear friend to be perfect- Again THANK YOU ALL!