Shiny Royal Icing

Baking By jeanvieve Updated 19 Dec 2009 , 2:17pm by bonniebakes

jeanvieve Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:15pm
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How do you get the royal icing to shine even after drying? I used meringue powder and they always have a dull finish after drying.

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verono Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:25pm
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I use glace icon_wink.gif

TexasSugar Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 6:03pm
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Or use color flow.

I've heard that you can get Royal icing to dry with a bit of a shine by drying it under a desk lamp but haven't tired that myself.

luv2bake6 Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 8:57pm
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Members here have suggested adding some corn syrup to the recipe.

bonniebakes Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 2:17pm
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royal icing does dry matte. glace dries shiny.

However, I've added corn syrup (during the last 2-3 minutes of mixing in the mixer) and gotten some shine on my royal icing without changing the consistency or drying time. I've used up to 1/3 cup in place of some of the water in the recipe (I use Antonia74's RI recipe).

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