Royal Icing/Fondant Icing?

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  1. billy2mm

    billy2mm Mum of 2 cheeky monkeys!!

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    are they the same thing?

    i have royal icing for icing my sons bday cake. its mickey mouse :thumbup: but ive no idea how im meant to colour it and how to use it lol.

    i normally go to the bakers for a cake beautifully iced but seeing as kai is now allergic to dairy and gluten and im looking at over 30 quid for a cake which i have to drive about 80 miles round trip to collect i cant afford thast!

    help please!!!!!

    im gonna bake the cake this pm then try icing it etc tonight.
     
  2. Laura2919

    Laura2919 Team Twilight!!

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    No they are different.

    Fondant icing doesnt set hard whereas Royal Icing does, so if your looking for a soft icing go for fondant if you want a hard icing (like christmas cake) then its royal

    Hope the cake comes out nice. Show us some piccies.
     
  3. billy2mm

    billy2mm Mum of 2 cheeky monkeys!!

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    well this is going to be interesting! lol.

    how do you make fondant icing?
     
  4. Laura2919

    Laura2919 Team Twilight!!

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    I dont make it I buy it lol.. But you can buy fondant icing from the supermarket and it has a recipe on it.. I have a couple of these at home but havent ever found the time to try and make one.
    If I am right I think its whisked egg whites.. If you havent found one I will get you the recipe when I get home.
     
  5. tallybee

    tallybee DS '04, DD '06, DD '15

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    BeesBella Mama of 1 and expecting number 2 in July 2019

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    I was wondering the same thing. I am planning on making OH some cute little cupcakes for val day and I wanted to make some cute little hearts and bumble bees to go on them. Now going down the shop to get some royal icing =) Apparently it needs a while to set so if I make them now they should be nice and hard by valentines day =)
     

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