Help I Want My Royal Icing To Have A Shiny Colr Vs Flat.

Baking By SweetsbyLadawn Updated 16 Sep 2010 , 5:43pm by tastyart

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SweetsbyLadawn Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 8:20pm
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Can you help me? Do you have a good recipe that you can share. My recipe consists or merigue powder sugar and water...what am i missing?

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tastyart Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 8:44pm
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What are you using this for? If you are decorating cookies and want them to be shiny, just use glace' icing.

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cakemama2010 Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 8:49pm
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some people spray their creations with cooking spray, like Pam, to get it shiny...you could try and see what happens.

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bonniebakes Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 11:38am
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hi,

Royal icing dries matte. But, you can add some corn syrup (in place of the water in the recipe) to get it to dry slightly shinier. Or, instead of a RI recipe, you can try a glace recipe, which also dries shinier than RI.

I did an experiment where I compared the two a little while back. Here's the link in case you want to see the differences...

Bonniebakes icing experiment RI vs glace
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-684108-.html

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tastyart Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 5:43pm
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If you are unfamiliar with glace' here is a link to some cookies I made with it as well as the recipe I used and instructions.
http://www.thatreallyfrostsme.com/2010/05/turtle-cookies-part-1.html

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