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How can I tell the difference between stiff & medium consistency icing?

Domenica - from Montreal, Montreal , Canada

Stiff consistency icing will hold a 3/4 in. peak on a spatula.  To test if your icing is stiff, place 1 cup of icing in a 9 oz. cup that is about 2-3/4” around. Insert a straight spatula all the way in the center of the icing and jiggle the cup. If the icing is at a stiff consistency, the spatula will remain upright. If the spatula falls over when you jiggle the cup, then your icing is at a medium consistency.


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