Packaging Royal Icing

Hello, all!

So I want to make some cute DIY gingerbread cookie decorating kits and am unsure as to how to go about packaging the royal icing so that it lasts several days without separating. Is this possible? My first thought would be to put in an uncut plastic icing bag and seal it up but I don’t think that will last more than 2-3 days.  Is there a trick to this?

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I would make fresh right before I put in a kit, however my question is more the timespan the customer has it before decorating.  I could obviously put a disclaimer saying it’s best to use icing within so many hours.. but just wondering if there’s any tips to prevent it from separating quickly

Do you put cream of tartar in your icing? It delays separation a little. Some meringue powders may also be more stable than others depending on the additives in them, but I make my royal icing from scratch so can't help much with various meringue powders. Telling customers to use the icing within a day or so of receipt would probably be a good idea regardless.

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