Argh...help Me Figure Out What Kind Of Icing I'm Looking For

Baking By windycitybaker Updated 27 Nov 2009 , 4:48am by windycitybaker

windycitybaker Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 12:10am
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I'm in the process of trying different cookie and icing recipes, based on all the wonderful guidance here on CC.

I'm having trouble with icing...I find I don't care for the taste of royal icing (maybe the meringue powder?) and I just tried Toba's Glace and it has a raw powdered sugar flavor that isn't what I'm looking for either.

Anyone use a different icing all together? I don't mind sweet, but would just like a mellow sweet. Am I looking for something that doesn't exist??!!

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kakeladi Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 12:24am
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Many use fondant.
Or you might want to try my Buttercream for air-drying flowers. It's in the recipe section.

windycitybaker Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 12:32am
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I recently had a sugar cookie from a local bakery, and the icing they used almost had a chocolate-y flavor. I've never tasted fondant...could that be what they used?

windycitybaker Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 12:57am
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Anyone ever added melted white chocolate to their royal icing or TG? I just made TG and added melted unsweetened chocolate to make it brown (I'm making fall leaf cookies for Thanksgiving), and it actually tastes pretty good!

verono Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 1:20am
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Originally Posted by windycitybaker

I'm in the process of trying different cookie and icing recipes, based on all the wonderful guidance here on CC.

I'm having trouble with icing...I find I don't care for the taste of royal icing (maybe the meringue powder?) and I just tried Toba's Glace and it has a raw powdered sugar flavor that isn't what I'm looking for either.

Anyone use a different icing all together? I don't mind sweet, but would just like a mellow sweet. Am I looking for something that doesn't exist??!!




Aren't you flavoring your icing?
Here i use all-natural flavoring. A mix of clear vanilla and clear almond extracts.

Elise87 Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 2:22am
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I don't mind the taste of royal icing

I live in Aus and i don't know if you would have anything like this over there but we have a prouct called 'Pavalova magic' and is used to make Pavlova's, and is like a powdered egg white and I use that instead of meringue powder but i don't reckon it has the 'taste' that ppl complain about with meringue powder.

Also maybe try adding a little lemon juice? someones i do that to

luv2bake6 Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 3:08am
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You should really try adding extracts to either of the icings. They will taste very good then.

windycitybaker Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 4:42pm
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Thanks for all the ideas. I've tried flavoring with (premium) vanilla and "all-natural" orange and lemon extracts. I'll keep playing around with it, because I'm hoping to find something that tastes more like granulated sugar than powdered sugar...but I have to say that I really liked the flavor when I added melted unsweetened chocolate. That's ok as long as I want all my cookies to be some shade of brown! LOL!! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

GeminiRJ Posted 27 Nov 2009 , 12:07am
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Originally Posted by windycitybaker

Thanks for all the ideas. I've tried flavoring with (premium) vanilla and "all-natural" orange and lemon extracts. I'll keep playing around with it, because I'm hoping to find something that tastes more like granulated sugar than powdered sugar...but I have to say that I really liked the flavor when I added melted unsweetened chocolate. That's ok as long as I want all my cookies to be some shade of brown! LOL!! Happy Thanksgiving to all!




Since you liked the taste with the melted chocolate, couldn't you try using some white chocolate? Or even Wilton's CandyMelts? It might give you the mellow taste you're after.

windycitybaker Posted 27 Nov 2009 , 4:48am
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Great minds think alike, Gemini! A few posts up, I asked if anyone had ever used white chocolate in their icing. I'll have to try it and see how it tastes...

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