Using icing for the first time

Discussion in 'Cakes' started by Mrs.BBK, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Mrs.BBK

    Mrs.BBK New Member

    Jan 12, 2020
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    Hi there,

    Royal icing virgin here, keen on making my little one's first birthday cake. I know, risky!

    I'm using 8' cake pans, will do three layers for the cake. My question is, how much icing do I need? I'm getting the Renshaw one from Lakeland but not sure if I'll need one or two packs. If I need two, should I roll both together to make one large sheet? Finally, are there any blogs/videos out there I should watch to get my head around the whole icing situation? I know I could just buy a cake or get someone else to do it but I really want to make my baby's cake and obviously want to make it right. Welcoming feedback and tips with open arms!!
    Mrs.BBK, Jan 12, 2020
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    retired baker Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2020
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    Northern Maine .
    Sounds like rolled fondant, not royal icing.
    Its always better to use more than you need, cut the excess off.
    Just youtube rolled fondant.
    retired baker, Jan 13, 2020
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