Extension Work Royal Icing

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.

Imperial Description
1/2 Lb ML Royal Icing Mix
3 Tbsp Water
1/4 Tsp Liquid Glucose – For Stretch
1/8 Tsp Gum Arabic – For Strength
  Bekenal Tips


  • 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.
Note: Before use put the icing through a fine mesh stocking.

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