Fondant & Royal Icing
Posted: 05 October 2010 05:41 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I have an order for (the state of) Texas flag cookies coming up in a few weeks.  I planned to frost my cookies with red, white and blue royal icing.  I had the idea of making white fondant stars because I have a cutter that is the perfect size and that shape will be much more precise than anything i could pipe.

1.) Can I put the dried fondant star in wet, blue royal icing?  or will it melt or just not dry correctly?

2.) If I wait and affix the dry fondant star to dry royal icing, how do I do that?  a dot of royal icing?  Meringue powder and water? 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks everyone!

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Posted: 05 October 2010 06:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I would wait until the royal icing is dry before attaching the dried fondant star.  You can use a dot of royal icing to attach it with no problems.

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Posted: 06 October 2010 11:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you so much!  I appreciate your help!  =D

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Posted: 06 October 2010 06:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Your very welcome.  Please post pictures of them when you are finished.

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Posted: 07 October 2010 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I have used fondant cutouts with wet royal icing before with success. If you think about itl, piping fresh royal icing onto a fondant cake doesn’t cause any erosion of the fondant—if you make a mistake you can wipe it off.  So, I think this should work as long as the royal icing isn’t too wet. 

To be on the safe side, I would cut out the fondant stars ahead of time and let them dry a bit if you have time.

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Posted: 20 October 2010 11:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you all so much for your help!  I did it both ways.  I let the royal icing dry and then applied the stars with a dot of RI and also put the stars in wet royal icing, they both working perfectly. I actually do prefer the stars inset a little bit too. 

The size of my picture is too big to upload, so I will post the pictures on my blog in a few days (once both weddings are over).  Feel free to view them here: 
http://withlovebychristine.blogspot.com/

Thanks! =D

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Posted: 20 October 2010 11:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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All of your baking is so lovely, creative and well-executed!  And let me at those homemade oreos!!!!!!

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Posted: 20 October 2010 12:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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T A C, lovely stuff there!  I cracked a wide smile for the “Barktoberfest” cookies LOL

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Posted: 21 October 2010 10:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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aww, thank you guys!  I appreciate it!  I have a new question for you.  How does fondant handle freezing?  Could i put these cookies in the freezer and then un-thaw them in a few days? I freeze and un-thaw frosted cookies all the time, but never with fondant pieces.  I am hoping you can help! Thanks!

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Posted: 24 October 2010 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Wow, just had a chance to look at your blog…your work is lovely!  Everything is so well done…loved the flower cupcakes especially and the bachelorette cookies are so cute…magic with royal icing!

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Posted: 25 October 2010 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Here we go!  I will post all of my Texas cookies after the last wedding this weekend on my blog!  Whew, Texas flag cookies were taking over my kitchen for awhile! =D
Thank you everyone for your help! 
p.s. fondant can be frozen on cookies and thawed!

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Posted: 25 October 2010 03:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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gorgeous!!!!!!!

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Posted: 25 October 2010 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Beautiful!  Thanks for reporting back on the frozen fondant.

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Posted: 29 December 2010 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I looked at your blog.  Your work is beautiful.  I am totally intimidated.

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