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Can someone help me with a Royal Icing question?

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I've never used royal icing. I have made a phrase from royal icing that is going on the cake I am now working on. The letters are red. Here's my question...will the red run when I place the letters on the buttercream?  Thanks in advance. 

Sue

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I've never had a problem with my royal icing flowers running on my buttercream covered cakes.

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Your red royal icing needs to be perfectly dry before you put it on the cake.  At least 24 hours.

 

You won't get a runny line, you will get a shadow of colour right under the letters after they sit on the buttercream for a day or more.

 

If you are still not sure, use a thin line of white royal icing first.  Let that dry for an hour, then pipe your red letters on top.  What will touch the actual cake is the white.

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