texure of the royal icing

by aroshi
(sri lanka)

When I make my flower petals, they are falling. They do not stay properly and some flowers are cracking also.

Why is this?

From the editor:

Hi Aroshi,

I'm not sure what technique you're using to make your flowers but, in general, you need to let royal icing decorations set up for 2-3 days before you use them on your cake or, as you've discovered, they will droop, sag or split.

Although properly dried royal icing is very hard, flowers tend to be very delicate and fine, so they still need to be handled carefully to avoid breakage.

Good luck.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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