CK Meringue Powder

Hi,

I am having issues since the last couple of days with my royal icing. I always use CK brand and use the same recipe and never had a problem like this. When the icing is mixed, I see beige dots or pieces through out the icing and when I try to pipe, it gets stuck in my tips. They are tiny but never before has this happened. 

Anyone experienced this before or what am I doing wrong?

Thanks 

Asmita

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Hi, I sometimes use CK royal icing mix (not meringue powder) when I need stuff to dry really puffy. I have always seen dark specks in it (more black than brown), but they seem to disappear over time and as the icing sets. BUT . . . lately (like in the last two weeks, with the last bunch I purchased), I have found it VERY gritty, not at all like it used to be. I imagine it is a manufacturing issue, and probably something to report to the company. I just haven't had the time. Also, before reporting, I was going to run through all that I have and check another batch (in another purchase) to see if it is a consistent issue, or just a one-off thing.

Put your royal icing in an unused, clean knee high stocking, then put that glob of icing into your bag.  Hold the bag and stocking tightly as you pull the stocking through your hand.  The stocking catches all those little crystals that didn't dissolve when mixing the icing.

 

JFW3 posted:

Put your royal icing in an unused, clean knee high stocking, then put that glob of icing into your bag.  Hold the bag and stocking tightly as you pull the stocking through your hand.  The stocking catches all those little crystals that didn't dissolve when mixing the icing.

 

Smart!

Econlady posted:
JFW3 posted:

Put your royal icing in an unused, clean knee high stocking, then put that glob of icing into your bag.  Hold the bag and stocking tightly as you pull the stocking through your hand.  The stocking catches all those little crystals that didn't dissolve when mixing the icing.

 

Smart!

Works like a charm. 

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