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The First Mix

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Please note you can find the detailed free royal icing recipe HERE. When you make your royal icing batch, you can base what consistency you are going to do dependent upon what your projects are going to be (i.e., flood, plastic stencils, silkscreen stencils, 3d textures, icing transfers, wet on wet, etc.). If you plan to have a mix of some of the above projects, I would suggest making it a thicker mix which would be similar to what you would make for a gingerbread house glue.  Then you can store it on the counter in an air tight container,...

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Silkscreen Consistency

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My experience with silkscreen stencils for cookies is that I like to make my icing consistency thinner than what I make for my plastic stencils.  Now with that said, you can make a thinner consistency for your plastic stencils, although my personal preference for those kind of stencils is to the have a stiff dramatic effect.  And a stiffer consistency will not be your friend for silkscreen stencils. So, first things first.... Let's make the basic royal icing recipe HERE. And then take a few tablespoons into a smaller bowl and thin it down to a ten second consistency.

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How to Get the Right Consistency

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