Icing With A Sheen/aussie Equivalent Of Corn Syrup?

Baking By ChelleW Updated 10 Feb 2013 , 1:36pm by cazza1

ChelleW Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 5:28am
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I love the icing that many of you seem to use to decorate your cookies - it has a beautiful sheen to it and is really smooth! Does anyone have a recipe that they would be kind enough to share?

I have seen one with corn syrup but I am unsure if I can get that here in Australia?

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Bec005 Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 9:26am
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I think corn syrup maybe available from usa foods in melbourne, they are online. Sometimes its in the supermarket but i've never seen it myself.

pusskin Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 10:05am
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Corn syrup is liquid glucose made from maize. In the uk we can get liquid glucose in most supermarkets since corn syrup is supposed to be colourless and flavourless I can't see that it matters if the start material is maize or beets or tatties. Hth

Yours aye

Laulie Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 10:09am
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Corn syrup is quite different to liquid glucose. I tried to substitute liquid glucose for corn syrup once and it did not work. I was able to get corn syrup from my local cake decorating shop in Mlebourne. USA foods does have it too.

pusskin Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 10:43am
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Could it be that it is high fructose corn syrup that is used then ? because a number of sites online say that whilst you can replace corn syrup with glucose or even a simple sugar syrup, that HFCS can't be substituted the same way due to the fructose changing the way it behaves.

Yours in confusion


southerncross Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 12:24pm
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Lyles Golden Syrup can be used just like American corn syrup

ChelleW Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 12:31pm
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Thanks so much I only just found these replies! icon_smile.gif

Jaydeepie Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 11:44am
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I just found some today, if you are in the eastern suburbs of Victoria there is a health food store near Baker's Delight in Eastland shopping centre, it was $8.70 for the bottle compared to $16.00 off eBay!

cazza1 Posted 10 Feb 2013 , 1:36pm
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Check out your local IGA supermarket.  I can buy both light and dark corn syrup at mine.

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