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Royal icing as a buttercream substitute on dummies?

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Hi guys I was just reading throught the long bridal show thread and had been nervous about messing up my buttercream dummies during the setup at a bridal show (my first) I just read that someone planned to use royal icing. Can you? Is it better? I will be taking more than a few dummies and I'm just nervous I guess icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
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Yes you can use royal icing on a dummy.

If you do the buttercream early enough, it will harden up and not damage as easily as you think.
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Thank you for the response. I just know that something horrible will happen to one of them lol.
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I have messed with buttercream dummies in places that I worked and it is just as hard as royal after a few months. A benefit of buttercream is that you can smooth it. Royal can look quite bad if you can't get it smoothed, and you cannot use a viva with it.

To clarify, I am talking about American buttercream, with water, powdered sugar and grease. No dairy or flavoring.
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Thank you. I was worried about smoothing the royal icing. I use American Buttercream but I have never used it more than a day or two ahead so it's never really HARD just slightly crusted. Any idea if this kind of buttercream would be hard enough in a week to withstand minor bumps.
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Originally Posted by bellacakecreations

Thank you. I was worried about smoothing the royal icing. I use American Buttercream but I have never used it more than a day or two ahead so it's never really HARD just slightly crusted. Any idea if this kind of buttercream would be hard enough in a week to withstand minor bumps.




You could always add some meringue powder. Icing dries harder and faster on a dummy due to the fact their is no moisture in styrofoam like their is cake. I think it would with stand minor things, but if you truly can't be careful, use royal. thumbs_up.gif
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