Writing Icing

Baking By 5478holly Updated 29 May 2010 , 9:02pm by leily

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5478holly Posted 29 May 2010 , 8:21am
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hi everyone just a quick question i am totaly struggerling to get the right thickness of icing for writing and decorating with plz help icon_cry.gif

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3GCakes Posted 29 May 2010 , 8:21pm
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Many people like to use a thinner icing to write with. You definitely don't want it too stiff or it starts to break off mid-letter.

What are you trying to use? What is the recipe you are working from?

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Elaine2581 Posted 29 May 2010 , 8:32pm
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I usually add just a little bit of corn syrup to thin my buttercream. Using a small parchment bag with the tip taped in helps me be able to hold it almost like a pencil and is easier for me than using a pastry bag with coupler. Hope that helps some.

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leily Posted 29 May 2010 , 9:02pm
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