Royal Icing

Royal Icing is a pure white icing that dries to a smooth, hard, matte finish.

It is simply a mixture of powdered icing sugar, and egg whites either in a powdered or raw form. Besides its lovely finish it also colours beautifully which adds to its versatility of use. Royal Icing is not only for coating cakes, but also can be used for intricate piping and decorations such as flowers, borders, run-outs and lettering.

Royal Icing

 

 

 

Advanced course example

Beginner skills: shells

Improvers course example


Sugar Paste

Sugar paste is simply a blend of natural sugars with a little added water and vegetable oil, which allows the icing to be handled, shaped and moulded in a similar way to marzipan.

Sugar paste gives fantastic results which even first-time cake decorators will be able to achieve with ease. Sugar paste is fairly new to the United Kingdom and has been gaining in popularity over the last fifteen years or so.

Sugar Paste