We live on the Gold Coast in Australia, so are suffering badly with humidity at the moment. With reference to Delia's recipe for 'royal icing', is there anything that I can do so that the icing doesn't set really hard please?
I don't want to use fondant icing because I would like to ice this lovely fruit cake prior to our granddaughters christening. I have also heard that I could use Meringue powder mix, instead of icing sugar & fresh egg whites, is this correct?
The cake is Delia's Christmas cake recipe, which I have used since I was a first married 1975 & living in the UK. All my much loved Delia recipe books & website followed us to Australia in 2018 & are now borrowed by my daughter & daughter in law. I'm now 71 years old & still turn to her very frequently & love to try out some of the new recipes which are online. Please pass on my regards, thanks & best wishes to you all for 2020.
Could you advise please?