Royal Icing Helpppp

Decorating By dee1969 Updated 17 Apr 2013 , 10:59pm by maybenot

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dee1969 Posted 14 Apr 2013 , 6:39pm
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i'm having issues regarding royal icing i never used it before so really dont know alot about it.I am trying to cover a cake in wiggly lines not sure if its called chantilly lace icon_eek.gif.Some one said you can use piping gel is this so ? and how do i use it do i mix it we royal  icing? i'm using royal sliver soon icing from asda superstore so i don't know if that's why.i have had 7 goes today and still not right i would be greatfull for any tips as i am now pulling my hair out grrrricon_mad.gif  thankyou :)

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inf4mousmj Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 9:02pm
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Hi, I had problems using the asda icing, and trying to get it to the right consistency. I now make my royal icing from scratch with just 1 egg white, sifted Icing sugar, and a little bit of lemon juice. I also found the following youtube video by Elaine Macgregor very helpful.  

Hope this helps.

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jessiecakes81 Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 9:31pm
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for the chantilly lace effect simply use buttercream, that will be a perfect consistency for you.

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maybenot Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 10:59pm
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When piping cornelli lace, I prefer buttercream, too,  because when the cake is cut it's the same consistency and doesn't "crack" off the surface.

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