The first few times I tried royal icing I failed miserably! I was determined to get it right, so I did a lot of research. Watched endless videos, read blogs and experimented. Finally I got the consistency right and everything else fell into place. I wish someone had told me that consistency is the key right from the start.
There are so many different techniques you can use with royal icing but if you dont have the right consistency they wont be right.
Whatever method you are using, (outline and flood consistencies, one consistency for everything, dipping) always start with the same base recipe, mix well (don’t over mix) and then colour and thin from there. There is a chemical reaction that needs to happen in the right proportions before all the alterations can be made.
There are loads of videos about what each consistency should look like.
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