Does The Upside Down Method Work With Royal Icing?

Decorating By LizzieAylett Updated 21 Nov 2012 , 11:05pm by FromScratchSF

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LizzieAylett Posted 21 Nov 2012 , 10:29pm
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Hi, I'm thinking ahead about decorating our Christmas cake.  My husband wants royal icing on it, but I was just wondering if it would be possibly to use the upside down method, at least for the first layer or two.  Any ideas?  It's a traditional (9in round) fruitcake that will be covered with marzipan first.



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FromScratchSF Posted 21 Nov 2012 , 11:05pm
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The key to the up side down technique is the buttercream or ganache sticks, but will easily pop off a plate or cardboard when you turn it right side up.  I think royal will stick like glue and not pop off again, at least not pop off the plate or cardboard - it would pull off the cake first!

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