Prob's W/ Royal Icing That Is Dark In Color Ie) Red & Bl

Baking By CakesbyCarla Updated 14 Apr 2010 , 10:01pm by TexasSugar

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CakesbyCarla Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 9:00pm
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I have a question. When you need royal icing that is a dark color and requires quite a bit of food coloring ie) red or black, is there something you do or add to your icing to make it dry hard and stiff?

I recently made some little pieces of artwork for a cake and I used the wilton recipe for royal icing. The pieces that only had a little food coloring (yellow) dried hard and peeled off the wax paper just fine.

But my pieces that were black and red (and I had to use quite a bit of food coloring gel to achieve their color) never fully dried and broke when I tried to get them off the wax paper.

So any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.


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TexasSugar Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 10:01pm
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My suggestion would be to start with a thicker icing, or add powder sugar or cornstarch to the icing when you are coloring it to thicken it back up.

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