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My icing keeps flopping

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Hello, I have not been on this website for very long and joined it to help me with some baking questions that I have. I have been trying to do some piping work on a cake, all the recipes I have found said to use Royal Icing, so I used that, when I mixed it together it was really thick, but it seems like once I get it in the bag, it just starts flowing out of it and I can't do a thing with it! Any ideas on how to make my icing stay thick enough to ice with?
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Can you post your recipe?
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post #3 of 7
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My recipe is:

1lb confectioners sugar
5-6 Tbls water
1 tsp vanilla
post #4 of 7
I think your problem is your recipe. Royal Icing typically has egg whites or meringue powder. Try Anotonia74's recipe on this site or just google a recipe. Your recipe is similar to a glace icing, but that also has corn syrup in it. HTH
Vicki

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post #5 of 7
Don't forget that all of your utensils and the bag should be grease free.
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post #6 of 7
Why use royal icing at all? It dries like cement and doesn't taste very good icon_sad.gif The recipe you posted is NOT a royal icing recipe. It is nothing more than a glaze.
There are many, many excellent b'cream recipes on this site. Do a search and try a couple until you find one you and your customers love icon_smile.gif
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