Can you use royal icing on fondant?
The best drippy icing to use on a fondant covered cake is royal icing. It has the right consistency and sets hard. It’s made of icing sugar and egg white so it does not hold any water and will not impact on your fondant covered cake.
Can you put royal icing straight onto a cake?
-Place the cake on a cake turntable (if you have one) and place a scoop of icing on top of the cake. -Spread an even layer of royal icing around the sides of the cake. You need to work swiftly as the icing will dry in contact with the air after a few minutes, but don’t rush.
Can you use royal icing to decorate a cake?
Royal icing is traditionally used to decorate wedding and Christmas cakes and is great for fine detail as it is easy to pipe and sets with a hard finish.
Can you put icing on fondant?
Before applying fondant, a “sticky” surface should be applied to the cake which will help the fondant adhere to it. Many spread a thin layer of buttercream before laying out the fondant. Use royal icing to adhere fondant pieces to a rolled fondant iced cake and for the fine decorating commonly used on wedding cakes.
Will royal icing harden in the fridge?
Will Royal icing harden in the fridge? Once you have used it for a project and need it to dry, don’t put it in the fridge because the cold, damp air won’t allow it to set and will make your baked goods go soft. Let the icing dry at room temperature.
Can you freeze royal icing for later use?
Yes, royal icing can be frozen. Many royal icing recipes, including this one, yield a lot of icing. Any leftover royal icing can be frozen for up to 2 months. Place leftover royal icing into zipped-top freezer bags.
Can I put royal icing on a cake without marzipan?
Fondant or royal icing? Royal icing is more likely than fondant to absorb colour from the cake, so if you don’t want marzipan go for a thicker layer of icing to ensure any discolouration doesn’t show through – and don’t ice too far ahead. You can use a layer of fondant icing instead of marzipan if you wish.