Tiara from royal icing

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,

Tiara from royal icing

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).

Result

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:

Tiara from royal icing

Tips

  • 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.

Source: HERE