I'd like to share with you my #1 tip for making royal icing transfers.
The biggest problem with transfers is how fragile they are. You'll always need to make extras - just in case. Some transfers are more fragile than others. Shapes with narrow areas are the most fragile. I have a tip that will make them a little sturdier.
Notice the stems on these pumpkins in the photo below. That column of three on the right? Those are going to be some very fragile stems that are very likely to snap off. See all of the other pumpkin stems? Those will be less likely to snap off. Do you see why? Notice how the stems to the left are brought IN to the centers of the pumpkins.
Watch this quick video clip below to see how it's done. Swipe the icing INTO the center.
Swipe. Swipe. Swipe.
Not: Dot. Dot. Dot.
The orange icing is piped on top of part of the stems - making them less fragile.
Use this tip anytime you are making multi-sectional transfers. Swipe. Swipe.
The wings on these bees? Same concept. I swiped them into the body of the bee.