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Offline cmurray942

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Royal Icing sliding off roof
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:17:07 am »
This problem happened to me last year.  I baked my construction grade gingerbread the 2nd week of October.  I put the house together the 3rd week of November.  By the 3rd week of December, pieces of the piped royal icing on the roof seemed to be overly dry and began to separate from the roof and slide off.  Does anyone know why that might be happening?
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Offline basicsadie

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Re: Royal Icing sliding off roof
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 11:14:14 am »
yes, it's because it is so dry!  It's called sheeting (At least that's what us cookie decorators call it.  I have made cookies and had this problem, the royal icing, just comes off).  I don't know how you can stop it. (Hopefully, someone else might have an idea), but our houses are very dry in the winter with the heat on.  Perhaps, a humidifier in the winter, putting some moisture back in the air?  Also, if you burn wood or pellets, this can increase the problem!
  Anybody else have any suggestions for this?

 

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