Extension Work – Royal Icing
Extension Work also known as string work or curtaining is a very delicate form of cake side decorations. There are many different forms of extension work. The simplest form consists of a bridge, which is formed by piping a series of dropped loops with subsequent rows piped exactly on top of this previous row.
|1/2 Lb||ML Royal Icing Mix|
|1/4 Tsp||Liquid Glucose – For Stretch|
|1/8 Tsp||Gum Arabic – For Strength|
Place the royal icing mix into bowl.
Add the water.
Mix at low speed for 15-20 minutes.
Add liquid glucose and gum Arabic.
Mix at a slow speed for another 2-3 minutes.
- Wrap the bowl with two layers of plastic wrap and turn bowl upside down on the counter with the plastic cover down.