Royal Icing Flavoring

Baking By Joanne1944 Updated 20 Dec 2008 , 9:54am by banba

Joanne1944 Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 4:44am
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Can I add vanilla or almond flavoring to royal icing? If not, is there anything I can use to flavor royal icing.
Thanks

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icer101 Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 4:55am
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i see recipes that use real lemon juice.. i,ve never added flavoring.... but don,t see why not.. maybe cut back on the water.. and use that much flavoring.. hth.. when i made toba garretts .. with real egg whites... we used lemon juice..

Honeydukes Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 11:16am
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Yes, you can flavor RI -- it definitely needs it! I like a combination of vanilla and citrus. I add it towards the end of the beating time.

TracyLH Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 5:14pm
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I like to add almond extract towards the end or vanilla extract.

shiney Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 8:56pm
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Okay, why do y'all add it towards the end?

Wing-Ding Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 9:07pm
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I add it with the water. I don't use it a whole lot though. You can add whatever flavor you want! I make sure to add it with the water as I'm measuring it so I don't screw up the consistency.

Joanne1944 Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 12:56pm
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Thanks. I was concerned the flavoring might break down the royal icing.

Honeydukes Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 1:30pm
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Originally Posted by shiney

Okay, why do y'all add it towards the end?




I add them at the end because some flavorings contain glycerin and I don't want to risk breaking down my RI. Plus I know how it's turned out (too thick/ too thin) and I can adjust the amounts.

BTW: You can add glycerin to give shine and keep it from drying rock hard. Haven't tried it. My guess would be to add a few drops to a teaspoon.

MissBaritone Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 2:02pm
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[quote="Honeydukes"]

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Originally Posted by shiney



BTW: You can add glycerin to give shine and keep it from drying rock hard. Haven't tried it. My guess would be to add a few drops to a teaspoon.




Glycerine does not give a shne on Royal icing. It does prevent it from drying so hard though. The quantity is 1 tesapoon of glycerine for every 1lb icing sugar

jojo0676 Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 2:16pm
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I have even added the Lorann oils. It's such a small amount it did not affect the drying. I did use it for cookies though so I didn't need it super hard.

Honeydukes Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 9:35am
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[quote="MissBaritone"]

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Originally Posted by Honeydukes

Quote:
Originally Posted by shiney



BTW: You can add glycerin to give shine and keep it from drying rock hard. Haven't tried it. My guess would be to add a few drops to a teaspoon.



Glycerine does not give a shne on Royal icing. It does prevent it from drying so hard though. The quantity is 1 tesapoon of glycerine for every 1lb icing sugar




According to some of my books and instructors it does give a sheen (maybe not glassy shiny). Some of my flavorings contain glycerin and I do notice a difference. YRMV.

banba Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 9:54am
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I use lorann oils and whatever other flavouring I have.

Glycerine does add shine, same way it adds shine to chocolate too.

Lemon juice is used as a bleach to keep the icing white icon_smile.gif

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