ChristaBaker Posted 9 Jun 2006 , 8:19pm
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Hello all,
Do you know of any recipes that can give your cookies that shiny glace icing look but that will dry like a thinned royal icing? I have used a glace recipe several times (not Toba's but one from a book I have) and after waiting more than 24 hours (sometimes even 48 hours) they never really dry 100%. But all the royal icing recipes I've tried dry dull and sometimes look chalky.

Thanks!

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slejdick Posted 9 Jun 2006 , 9:14pm
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I've never done it, but several people have posted about using a heat lamp when drying the royal to help it keep a glossy finish.

If you do a search thru posts here, I think you'll find some information on it.

hth!
Laura.

heidinamba Posted 9 Jun 2006 , 9:37pm
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I've always notice the same thing! The glace icing looks awesome but stays tacky to the touch and royal icing goes on beautifully and dries rather quickly but also loses it's shine quickly. I've heard many people say that they add a very small amount of corn syrup to their royal icing recipe and it adds shine. Now, I've never personally tried it but why wouldn't it work? Sounds good to me. If you do not add too much corn syrup (like the glace icing) then the drying time would be quicker - plus, the meringue powder in the royal icing makes for a quicker drying time also.

kalico Posted 10 Jun 2006 , 10:06am
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i add 1 tablespoon corn syrup to my basic royal icing recipe and it dries with a shine

emie Posted 10 Jun 2006 , 6:22pm
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I've started using dry fondant for my icing & like the taste much better than Toba's or the other modified royal. Use approx 10 parts fondant to 1 part water, add flav.

Kos Posted 10 Jun 2006 , 10:17pm
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Originally Posted by emie

I've started using dry fondant for my icing & like the taste much better than Toba's or the other modified royal. Use approx 10 parts fondant to 1 part water, add flav.




I have used the dry fondant for icing also and love the taste. However, I have problems with the colors bleeding by the second day. icon_confused.gif

kos

cupcakes Posted 11 Jun 2006 , 12:33pm
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Hi Kalico
I am going to try adding a tb. of corn syrup to Antonia's icing to see if I can get that shiny look. I am sure that it will probably affect the drying time but it might be worth the try to see.

kalico Posted 11 Jun 2006 , 1:27pm
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cupcakes, my cookies using the karo syrup in the royal icing are always dry in about 12 hours.

cupcakes Posted 11 Jun 2006 , 9:58pm
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Thank you Kalico I will try that next week!

regymusic Posted 11 Jun 2006 , 10:02pm
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Originally Posted by kalico

i add 1 tablespoon corn syrup to my basic royal icing recipe and it dries with a shine




Ditto. I add corn syrup to my royal icing to get a nice shine.

mymichelle04 Posted 11 Jun 2006 , 10:08pm

Doesn't Wilton's ColorFlow recipe also dry hard with a shine?

cupcakes Posted 12 Jun 2006 , 1:41am

When I make Antonia's icing at which point should I add the corn syrup to it or does it matter?
Thanks

kalico Posted 13 Jun 2006 , 9:20am

I whip the meringue powder and water, then add the extract and karo syrup, mix about another minute, then start adding the powdered sugar.

cupcakes Posted 13 Jun 2006 , 11:07am

Thank you Kalico for your help.

maltesemom Posted 22 Jun 2006 , 2:41am

I have used Toba's glace' recipe on my cookies and they dry with a shine in about 1 day. I usually ice them one evening and then start decorating the next evening. I also use orange or almond extract on vanilla cookies just to give it a little bit of a different taste.
I prefer this icing because it doesn't get too hard to bite into like the royal.

kae133 Posted 22 Jun 2006 , 3:19am

Yes, color flow dries hard and quick but with a shine. Have just done some designs for my Wilton 2 class!

manatee19 Posted 22 Jun 2006 , 5:27pm

Thanks for the great tip.

I've made some royal icing already...do you think I could add the corn syrup to it? I'm icing tonight...what are your thoughts???

Maybe I'll add a little to a small amount of Royal to see.

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