Remove Royal Icing Transfers from Wax Paper

Today is “Template Tuesday” but, I don’t have a template for you. I do have 3 trays of templates with transfers drying on my bun pan rack right now but, I am going to share something else today. It is important. If you don’t know how to remove royal icing transfers from wax paper then there is no need to make them.

How to Remove Royal Icing Templates from Wax Paper thebearfootbaker.comI am going to show you how I remove the delicate ones like these popsicles I shared a few weeks ago. Those little sticks will break off really easy if you aren’t careful. Always make extra in case they do break so you will have enough. It is very frustrating to run out in the middle of a project. I usually make double what I need. Sometimes more.

Supplies to remove royal icing transfers from wax paper:

Bench Scraper

The bench scraper is my $5 miracle tool. I use it to ice cakes, remove RI Transfers, scoop up chopped veggies, cut my dough into 3 sections and so many more things. I really didn’t think I would use it but, I was wrong. I use it all the time.

You may be asking why I am talking about a bench scraper when I am supposed to be telling you how to remove royal icing transfers. Well, I use the bench scraper.

Remove Royal Icing Transfers thebearfootbaker.comHonestly, I probably would not use the bench scraper to remove the octopus but, I grabbed it and started snapping photos.

The first thing I do is make sure the transfer is really dry. If it is wet at all you will not be happy because it will be one big mess. Once it it is dry, cut the wax paper into smaller pieces so you can handle it easy. Then, place the transfer onto the scraper.

How to remove royal icing transfers from wax paper thebearfootbaker.comCarefully start folding the wax paper under the bench scrapper allowing it to slowly pull away from the transfer. The sharp edge of the scrapper is perfect for pealing the back away from the icing. I only broke 3 popsicles during this process. I thought it would be a lot more. I was happy and shocked it was only 3!

Remove Royal Icing Transfers fro wax paper www.thebearfootbaker.comOnce you remove most of the paper you will need to support the transfer while still pulling the wax paper. You wouldn’t want it to fall and break after all that work.

Remove Royal Icing Transfers from wax paper by www.thebearfootbaker.comGo very slow and your RI Transfer will end up in one piece in your hand. Super simple and a $5 tool will save you from pulling your hair out. If you want to see an other tutorial and video on how to remove them, my friend Gail from One Tough Cookie has one here. I love the cute video she made. She makes me laugh.

If you are looking for more tips and tricks, you may enjoy the  “Beginners Guide to Cookie Decorating”.

Bear hugs,