Royal icing is not a sugar medium I work with everyday, but it is a form of icing that I have always loved using on my cakes. Royal icing is incredibly versatile and an excellent medium for adding decorative elements to cakes and decorated cookies, whether these be piped pearls, decorative scrolls or piped line work. It is also a very good option for adding lettering to cakes. I grant you it does take a little practice but once you are up to speed, it is actually a lot quicker than using either alphabet cutters or letter moulds to add names and messages to cakes.
Last week I ran a back to basics royal icing lettering class for a small group of students. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable day and my students went home with set of new skills to add to their expanding repertoires.
“Thank you Lindy we had a fabulous time…. learnt some valuable skills X” Caroline
“Thanks Lindy, I didn’t realise I had been concentrating so much!! Fab day! X” Jo
After the class I went onto Facebook Live to share some tips and tricks for using royal icing, I got such lovely feedback that I thought I’d share a copy of the Live video with you here.
In the video I mention the recipe that I always use, which is as follows:
Lindy’s Soft Peak Royal Icing Recipe
450g icing sugar
90g whites (white from about 3 eggs)
A few drops of lemon juice.
Put it in a mixer at it’s lowest speed for about 10-20 mins until soft peaks are formed as shown in the video.
Some of the very generous Facebook Live comments I received whilst creating this live video:
“You are so amazing Lindy ! Love your cheery nature not just your great cakes!” MaryAnn
“Hey Lindy I really enjoyed your programme thanks for Sharing” Bayer
“I love your class” Sara
“I looooooove Lindy takes care of every feedback she receives. I loooooove her! I loooooove her books and loooove buying in her online shop in Uk even if I live in Switzerland.” Rocio
I am loving Facebook live as it allows me to speak directly to you in real time…such fun. If you’ve not experienced Facebook live yet, why not hop over to the Lindy’s Cakes facebook page and look at some of the archive videos, if you want to join me live then make sure you follow our page and have set yourself up to receive our notifications.
I look forward to welcoming you next time