While I wait for the aspirin to take effect I thought I would post a few pictures of the royal icing snowflakes. The aspirin isn't just that my hand is a little sore, but I am not feeling all that great and even thought I would planning to fill the cakes today and frost tomorrow, not sure if I am up to it yet. Although I did take the cakes out of the freezer to thaw, so I can't wait too long to get the cake put together.
Royal Icing snowflakes are not exactly hard, but not all that easy either, sort of trial and error trying to get the right consistency of frosting, the right tip, the right design for the getting the perfect looking snowflake. Something I have been doing over that last two days and not sure I have mastered, but I think I have enough snowflake for my simple cake.
Once they dry then you have to make sure you can remove them from the plastic without breaking them. Not quite an easy feat, as you will see in the photos.
Several of the snowflakes did break here and there, but I am not too worried. I figured I could either carefully piece them together, or use them in the design as is.
I prepared the frosting the other day by tinting a soft blue, giving it a bit of color will hopefully give it a more festive flair and not a wedding flair I am trying to avoid.
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