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What kind of icing do you use for piping drop lines on cakes?

Want to ice my fondant cake but I don't know what icing to use

asked by Valerie,Barnes about 4 years ago
2 answers 5927 views
added about 4 years ago

Do you mean dropped strings? Usually for dropped strings/flowers you would use buttercream thinned with light corn syrup. For more difficult extension work, I use royal icing. It's stiffer, so you can create more rigid designs. But this also makes it more fragile. I also use royal icing for coating and it can be used for over piping, too.

For a beginner, I would practice dropping strings and dots on cardboard before going to the actual cake. Pipe out the design, get it just right two or three times and then move to the real thing.


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added about 4 years ago

I'd suggest royal icing as well. If it's too stiff or dry, add some egg white and whip it in.