Urgent!!!! Is There An Icing That Sets Faster Than Royal?

Baking By CookieMeister Updated 17 Jun 2010 , 6:37pm by CookieMeister

CookieMeister Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 4:23pm
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I have cookies that have been fondant covered, but still need some royal icing detail work on them.

I screwed up. I need to ship them today.

Will piped royal icing set fast enough for me to do it now (noonish) and pack and ship by 7:00?

Or is there another icing I can use in it's place that might set faster?

10 replies
brincess_b Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 4:26pm
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chocolate would be faster i think. dont know if the royal would be firm enough to hold up to shipping... but i dont ship cookies!
fingers crossed for you!

tiggy2 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 4:36pm
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Not sure chocolate would hold up to shipping in this weather.

mayo2222 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 4:44pm
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You should be fine if you are just piping detail work. RI sets up pretty fast

TracyLH Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 6:44pm
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If it isn't too late to see this, make your RI as thick as you can for piping and dry under a fan.

CookieMeister Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 9:44pm
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This is what I did:

I piped the icing using a #1 tip so it would be nice and thin. I was done by 12:30.

They are sitting at home right now - in the sun through a window, with 3 fans blowing on them.

Please be dry!!!!!!!!!!!! The truth will be told in 20 minutes.

traceyjade Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 4:04pm
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Sounds like it should work, I was going to say use a heat lamp.

CookieMeister Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 6:18pm
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It did! I got home around 5:00, and they seemed perfectly set. I bagged them up and shipped them. She got them the next day, and said they were perfect.

I was in total panic mode because I had screwed up. She changed the delivery date on them, and I forgot to put it in my calendar. Luckily it all worked out. WHEW!

JGMB Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 6:20pm
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I'm so glad to hear that it worked out for you! icon_smile.gif

CookieMeister Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 6:29pm
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I have pictures in my iphone. Let me see if I can load them.

CookieMeister Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 6:37pm
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I haven't put this through my software yet, and it was just taken with my Iphone so it's a little dark, but here they are!

The customer asked for cookies for her daughter to pass out in school for their 8th grade graduation party. I guess they picked a theme for the party (never heard of that before) and it was "Funky 70s". I suggested it would be fun to do "tie-dye" style caps and diplomas.

She sent me an e-mail and said they arrived, they were perfect and they loved them. icon_biggrin.gif


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