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Whats the best way to practice my icing, i need to practice buttercream for cupcakes, aswell as writing, and royal icing. whats the best way to practice esp the royal icing as i dont want to keep whipping up royal icing everytime i need to practice? what do i practice on?

 

Thank you xx

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To practice regular buttercream, make a batch of the Wilton with all shortening, and use water to thin.  You can re-use it as many times as you want.  Royal icing is a difficult one-you can make a large batch and store it in an airtight jar, but I don't use it that often so I can't tell you how long it will last. 

 

You can find practice boards online and have them laminated.  For writing, you can print out some templates online (I just use MS Word).  You can experiment with a lot of different writing styles that way.  You can also pipe directly onto a piece of waxed paper with a template underneath.
 

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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill View Post

To practice regular buttercream, make a batch of the Wilton with all shortening, and use water to thin.  You can re-use it as many times as you want.  Royal icing is a difficult one-you can make a large batch and store it in an airtight jar, but I don't use it that often so I can't tell you how long it will last. 

 

You can find practice boards online and have them laminated.  For writing, you can print out some templates online (I just use MS Word).  You can experiment with a lot of different writing styles that way.  You can also pipe directly onto a piece of waxed paper with a template underneath.
 


Thats great help, thank you, much appreciated. xx

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