How-to tiara from royal icing
First of all I went looking for a picture of a tiara that is fairly easy to make. If you googled on ‘template tiara’ then you will already see a few, the one I used comes from the site cakecentral. They had to be placed on cakes with a diameter of 20 cm so I wanted to make them a bit bigger.
After I had printed the picture (and adjusted it a bit, I wanted to incorporate the initials of the birthday jobs in it) I stuck them on bottles and jugs with a somewhat larger diameter. It is smart to make several because one can sometimes break. I have pasted baking paper over the print so that it can be easily removed after drying. On the internet I came across the tip to grease the baking paper with crisco so that it certainly did not get stuck. I didn’t do that myself and still got the baking paper loose. I also saw on the internet that some people first spray the tiaras and then put them around a round bottle or something. Since I needed it for a while and the royal icing hardens pretty quickly on the outside,
Some people make tiaras from a single layer of royal icing. That looks very nice, but I have chosen to build it up with multiple layers. That way they become firmer, which is nice with this size, and I also thought it looked nice.
The royal icing must have a firm consistency. When you go through it with a spoon, he can hardly walk out. I started with a tip # 1, but I thought that was too thin for the size of my tiaras. I ended up using tip # 3. After applying a layer I waited two hours or more with the next layer. After three layers I left the tiaras to dry for 24 hours. Then I loosened the baking paper and pushed the paper with tiara from the bottle / jug. Then very carefully removed the baking paper (with one less careful so that it broke into more than 1000 pieces).
A tiara to be proud of (points of improvement here and there but after a few layers it went much better than in the beginning). Below a photo:
- Make sure you always have a leftover royal icing. Suppose something breaks off then you can ‘stick’ it together.
- Make sure you always have a damp cloth with a brush next to you. If something goes wrong, you can correct it with the brush or remove it and reapply. Because the royal icing does not run out, it is also easy to flatten excellent peaks with a brush. Use the cloth to clean the brush and moisten something again. Whenever I need to do something, I also put the cloth around my nozzle so that it does not become clogged immediately.
- Make two (or more) tiaras so that you have another when something goes wrong when you release the tiaras.
It was a lot of fun to do, I am also thinking about spraying some other things from royal icing and putting them against or on a cake as a decoration. The photos of the princess cakes will follow shortly.
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