How Long For Royal Icing Roses To Dry?

Decorating By The_Sugar_Fairy Updated 5 Oct 2010 , 4:05pm by tonedna

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The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 2:29pm
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Hi everyone!
I'm making royal icing roses today and I was hoping to put them on the cake tonight. I don't make them very often so I'm just wondering how long they take to dry. Does anyone know?
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Unlimited Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 3:54pm
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I'd imagine that they would dry faster than buttercream roses, but do you really want them to dry rock hard so that nobody can eat them or soft enough to slice and eat like BC roses?

How long did it take for them to dry on the topiary cake for your MIL's retirement cake?

If they aren't being used to cascade down the sides of a wedding cake, could you just make your roses tonight and put them directly on the cake while you're decorating it?

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tonedna Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 4:05pm
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I usually let them dry overnight, but really depends on the size of the rose.
Smaller roses will dry faster than bigger ones.
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