I have just started to decorate cakes. I have attempted the royal icing. My roses kinda turn out, and then they look like they are starting to melt. Why is this happening? Do I need more confectionary sugar, or what? Please help.

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May 31, 2010
by: Kelly

I learned when I took my [1] class about royal and what my lady said was soooooooo true!

Royal icing has to be beaten to death! At least 10 minutes with a mixer. Over beating is not a problem!

Also the main reason royal icing doesn't set it grease.

If there's one speck of grease, oil, or shortening, the royal will NOT set.

2 ladies in my class had grease from icing left on their tips and nothing they did worked. It was like it turned runny almost like water!

Make sure you wash your utensils and bowl and beaters in the hottest water possible...get all the grease off.

I love royal icing! Please try it again!!!!

May 22, 2010
Yes more sugar
by: Shakirra

I would try more sugar and also letting the royal sit after you make it..just a little while. Try and guarantee yourself sometime and put your roses in the fridge right after you make them.

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