Gel Or Royal Icing??

Decorating By 61999 Updated 6 Jan 2016 , 9:29pm by cabralej

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61999 Posted 6 Jan 2016 , 7:28pm
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I am working on a cake like the 2nd one shown on the link above.  Should I use black gel or black royal icing for the scroll work?  Would either run in the fridge?  I do place my fondant cakes in a box in the fridge with great success but not sure what to expect with black scroll work.

THank you!

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cabralej Posted 6 Jan 2016 , 9:29pm
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Running will happen if the cake gets exposed to condensation, which is more likely to happen if you pull a cold cake into a warm humid room. If you wrap the box in plastic wrap really well, and let the cake come to temperature for a few hours before opening, you'd reduce the risk greatly.

That being said, I think both are a little prone to bleeding on fondant. I would do a test strip if you have time and see what happens with either coming in and out of the fridge.

It's a different effect, but I would paint the scroll work onto the cake with vodka/food color or use edible writers. Hope that helps!

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