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asked October 25th 2020

Soft royal icing

How do I make softer royal icing? I’m wanting to make a giant fondant fancy and need it sift fir the piped lines on top. I use the royal icing powder that you just add water to. Or is there a better way to add the piped white lines?

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Hi Tomandhen123

The royal icing powder which you have can be used. Make it to a drizzling consistency so it can be piped into thin lines. Melted chocolate or candy melts can also be used. I used to use fondant icing sugar which is a specific pouring fondant icing for dipped fancies.

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/silver-spoon-fondant-icing-sugar-500-g/596107-1000
However, if you only want a small amount, what you already have will do the job. 🙂

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Thank you, but would t it set too hard?

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Yes, to an extent, but it won’t be rock hard because you’ll just be piping lines. If you were making a big amount, I’d suggest adding a tiny bit of glycerin to the royal icing which would stop it setting hard. The normal amount is one teaspoon to approximately 450 grams of royal icing. 🙂

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Ok, thank you so much for your advice.

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You are always welcome @ Tomandhen123 🙂