How Far In Advance Can I Make Royal Icing Flowers?

Decorating By lily2521 Updated 14 Mar 2014 , 8:47pm by kakeladi

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lily2521 Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 7:13pm
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AI need to make about 300 small royal icing flowers for a cake due at the end of the month, how far in advance can I make them, to where they're still fine to eat? I'm a bit funny about food sitting out too long, spoiling, etc. so this is something I just don't know? But of course if I can make them in advance it would be nice!

And, how should I store them once made?

Thank you!

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SweetShop5 Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 9:51pm
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I believe you can make them when you want, Royal icing gets extremely hard so I dont think it will change if you make them really in advance. But make sure to store them in an air tight container and leave them out of the light.

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Beck5540 Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 10:14pm
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My grandmother used to always decorates cakes, and I believe that she would make a lot of flowers and but them in airtight containers and then freeze them so they would keep longer.. but I would say as long as you store them in an airtight container once they've dried they would be perfectly fine at room temp until the end of the month. 

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idgalpal Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 5:34pm
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AI don't think there's any need to freeze them.

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sugarflorist Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 5:41pm
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AFreezing them introduces moisture and they will just fall apart. Once they are dry layer them up with kitchen paper and put then in a box and store away from moisture they will keep for years

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kakeladi Posted 14 Mar 2014 , 8:47pm
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When I 1st started decorating I made up 100s of royal flowers and kept them for as much as 2 years :(  No they don't do well that long :)  But they certainly will keep fresh for a couple of months.  Do NOT freeze them.  Just keep at room temp in a covered container out of light.

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