teesme2000 Posted 23 May 2006 , 10:54pm
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Getting ready to decorate a large batch of cookies. Need to know which you prefer--Antonia's or Toba's glaze ?? I have tried neither, but want an icing that is not rock hard.

So please vote for your favorite, so I can get DeCoRaTiNg !! icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks !!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

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denise2434 Posted 23 May 2006 , 11:25pm
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I prefer Antonia's icing. thumbs_up.gif


Hugs, ~Denise

dodibug Posted 23 May 2006 , 11:31pm
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I have not tried Toba's but I absolutely love Antonia's. The taste was great, easy to make and easy to work with.

patton78 Posted 23 May 2006 , 11:33pm
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Antonia's is the best! Turns out everytime!

Rodneyck Posted 23 May 2006 , 11:54pm
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I love Toba's glaze and have not tried Antonia's. One thing people were finding with Toba's, myself included, was that they take forever to dry and still have a tacky touch to them. They also loose their brilliant shine when dry.

So, Sarah Phillips did some research and it had to do with sugar and milk crystalizing or something. There is a whole thread about it on baking911.com.

She came up with a similiar recipe that replaces some quantities and the milk for water and solved the problem. I have not tried the recipe yet, but here it is...

http://www.baking911.com/recipes/cookies/glaze.htm

There is also this poured fondant I want to try as well;

http://www.baking911.com/recipes/cakes/fondant_poured.htm

slejdick Posted 24 May 2006 , 3:24am
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Another vote for Antonia's icing, although I haven't tried Toba's yet so I can't compare them.

I've been making cookies for about 6 months now, and have given and sold them to lots and lots of people, and without exception people tell me they're perfect and I shouldn't ever change the recipe, LOL!

Some day I do plan to try some of the other recipes, but Antonia's is easy to make, easy to use, and the results have been great for me.

Laura.

Zamode Posted 24 May 2006 , 3:34am
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Another vote for Antonia's icing, although I haven't tried Toba's yet so I can't compare them.




Ditto!

twinsline7 Posted 24 May 2006 , 3:40am
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antonias.....without a doubt!!! icon_biggrin.gif







icon_confused.gif I hope this thread stays civil!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

kris_813 Posted 24 May 2006 , 3:48am
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Antonia's

daltonam Posted 24 May 2006 , 3:49am

where do i find this recipe??antonias

slejdick Posted 24 May 2006 , 3:56am
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where do i find this recipe??antonias




It's in several places here, I think, but I would recommend checking out her tutorial (titled How To Bake And Decorate Cookies) that can be found on the home page or under the Articles tab.

It has the recipe, plus her technique for making awesome looking cookies.

hth!
Laura.

pinkopossum Posted 24 May 2006 , 11:16am

I haven't tried Tobas, but would definately suggest antonias

Zamode Posted 24 May 2006 , 5:16pm
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antonias.....without a doubt!!! icon_biggrin.gif







icon_confused.gif I hope this thread stays civil!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif





Well, we're waiting for ge then! icon_wink.gif

twinsline7 Posted 24 May 2006 , 5:26pm
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Well, we're waiting for ge then! icon_wink.gif






are you implying because where I post ge posts...or vice versa??? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif


well you cant have batman without Robin!!!


actually I dont think ge does cookies....and when she does I think she prefers buttercream on them.....


but give her a min Im sure she can answer for herself!! thumbs_up.gif

ge978 Posted 24 May 2006 , 5:29pm

Okay, my ears were burning!!! icon_twisted.gif Actually Twins ..you are correct...I've only really used buttercream on mine....I haven't branched out into cookies yet.

I did however use Toba's glace once intending to put it on cookies, but I used it for a FBCT instead on my Indian's jersey cake...I loved working with it.

Zamode Posted 24 May 2006 , 5:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zamode

Well, we're waiting for ge then! icon_wink.gif





are you implying because where I post ge posts...or vice versa??? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif






Yes, lol! icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif

twinsline7 Posted 24 May 2006 , 5:34pm
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Well, we're waiting for ge then! icon_wink.gif







OR MAYBE you were implying....we aren't civil!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Zamode Posted 24 May 2006 , 5:36pm

Civil--very
Rabble rousers--yes icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

In the best way I mean that Twinsy {hug}

ge978 Posted 24 May 2006 , 5:39pm

ha ha Twinsy is a rabble rouser....ha ha ha ha ha!! icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif

Now, can we get back to icing now...I would really like an answer to this question in case I ever want to make cookies icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Zamode Posted 24 May 2006 , 5:43pm

I'd like to try Toba's sometime when I have time for it to dry. I just got her book but I might send it back--it's waaay too advance for a Cookie Striker.

Has anyone tried her chocolate cookies listed in the book?

ge978 Posted 24 May 2006 , 5:46pm

Zamode..you are so silly...for a woman who's on cookie strike ya sure do seem to find your way to the cookie threads icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif

Zamode Posted 24 May 2006 , 5:54pm
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Zamode..you are so silly...for a woman who's on cookie strike ya sure do seem to find your way to the cookie threads icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif





Umm, yeah, well I was just taking a break, you know...*ahem* gotta get back to other things now, yeah....*cough* icon_redface.gif




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ge978 Posted 24 May 2006 , 5:58pm

now ya got me laughing out loud!!! You are hilarious!!!!!!!!!

Darra Posted 24 May 2006 , 6:03pm

antonia's!

mcalhoun Posted 24 May 2006 , 6:17pm

I have only tried Antonia's, I for one never mess with something that works every single time!
Melissa

twinsline7 Posted 26 May 2006 , 1:27am
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Originally Posted by ge978

Zamode..you are so silly...for a woman who's on cookie strike ya sure do seem to find your way to the cookie threads icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif




Umm, yeah, well I was just taking a break, you know...*ahem* gotta get back to other things now, yeah....*cough* icon_redface.gif




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tell me zamode....If I DARE ask what it is youre going back to....will we get sent off to another gallery?????



A RABBLE ROUSER!!!!!!

WELL I NEVER!!!! GOOD THING YOURE ON STRIKE OR I'D I'D ROYAL ICE YOU!!!

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Zamode Posted 26 May 2006 , 1:29am

Going back to what I should be doing--cleaning, etc. and not being online!

I bet being royal iced myself would still look better than my own cookies. The strike continues....

cupcakes Posted 28 May 2006 , 11:30pm

Tried them both and Antonia's is the best !

4Gifts4Lisa Posted 29 May 2006 , 12:06am

I have never tried Antonia's for the simple reason that it calls for 2.25 lbs of sugar. The sugar comes in a 2# bag...I don't want to open a second bag!

Our of curiosity, how much sugar do I need over the 2# bag?

Zamode Posted 29 May 2006 , 1:27am

Lisa I always add just the 2 pound bag and I don't have any problems.


Okay, I don't have any problems making the icing....decorating, well, look at my sig..... icon_rolleyes.gif

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