What Is The Difference For Piping With Ri Or Buttercream?

Decorating By cakiemommie Updated 12 Mar 2010 , 4:00am by Jenn2179

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cakiemommie Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 3:36am
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what are the pros and cons for piping with buttercream and piping with royal icing? I know royal icing will dry harder... but what are the other advantages?

The reason I'm asking is because I have a wedding cake 2 weeks from now, and it involves fairly detailed piping.. nothing crazy though. And I don't know which to use...

Any suggestions or help?

Thanks CCers!

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prterrell Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 3:41am
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Also depends on the surface on which you are piping. I prefer to pipe BC on BC and RI on fondant.

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Jenn2179 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 4:00am
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You can pipe much smaller details using royal icing. Like another poster said I use BC on BC and royal on fondant.

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