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How to Store Royal Icing Flowers

Angela LaFollette

Royal icing contains meringue powder. The icing dries with a hard finish, which makes it ideal for creating cake decorations, such as flowers. You can make a wide variety of royal icing flowers, such as daisies, roses and carnations. The flowers are made with cake decorating tools, such as piping bags and tips. Once you make the royal icing flowers, they need to dry completely before you store them. The royal icing flowers will last for a long time, so you can make them before you even make your cake.

Add properly stored royal icing flowers to cakes to decorate them.
  1. Allow the royal icing flowers to dry completely on wax paper at room temperature. Place them in a cool and dry location for best results. It may take up to 24 hours for the flowers to harden completely.

  2. Store the royal icing flowers in an airtight container. Separate layers of them with sheets of wax paper.

  3. Store the airtight container in a dark and dry location at room temperature away from humidity, such as in a kitchen cabinet. The flowers will last indefinitely in a location free of humidity (and, thus, condensation).