I keep it in ziplocs with the air squeezed out, so it doesn't dry. How long do you generally keep it and still reuse. I have kept it for a couple of weeks before, but I may be pushing the limits now. Any input? Thanks
I'm a little reticent to answer this since the last time I answered a question about how long I kept something, I was informed how wrong I was to do so. But, since I hate to see you go unanswered, here goes:
I, personally, have frozen royal icing for over three months and used it after thawing with no problems. I don't know about leaving it on the counter more than a week as I haven't done that. Hopefully, someone who has will come along to help.
I remember something about Antonia's RI could stay on shelf for three weeks. I have frozen it before for few months and it was fine. The test was if it smelled at all like alcohol, it's no good
I have left it on the counter for probably two weeks and used it but I pitch it after two weeks.
THanks all. It doesn't smell at all, but I think I'm going to pitch it. It is Antonia's, but I have had it for about 6 weeks. So.........guess I'll be making all of those colors again tonight. Have a great weekend. H
My royal icing separates after the second/third day. So do you guys just rebeat and reuse? Thanks to the OP for posting this!
From what I've read, royal icing can stay out for 2 weeks in a airtight container. I make a large 4 pound batch and put in small individual containers. I keep one out and freeze the rest. I usually get through this small container for my week's cakes. If you color the icing, just freeze it for future use.
This is something I've been wondering about too. Thanks for all of the advice! I think I will make a batch and freeze it in small portions.
I had no idea you could freeze royal icing! I love learning new things!!
Oh yeah! I don't use royal icing much, so I make a batch and freeze what I do not use. I just defrost it, use what I need and pop the unused stuff back in the freezer! I freeze leftover everything!! The worst that will happen is I will have to throw it out! Usually, I am surprised at how well things freeze if wrapped very well!!
Separating is normal, just stir it up and off you go!
I keep for up to 2 weeks - this is of course RI made with meriwhite and not fresh egg whites after that I either ditch it or, a fab useage for old stuff, is to make pastillage out of it. You can make hard structures, support sticks etc out of it. i use it for castle turrets etc HTH
If it is made with fresh egg whites, it will only last a day, after that the texture isn't the same. If you aren't fussd about the texture, it will keep for 2/3 days. If it's made out of meringue powder, I have kept it on the shelf for up to 2 weeks before throwing out. But I have never heard of freezing it! Will definitely give it a try.