Shiny Royal Icing

Decorating By eggink Updated 30 Mar 2012 , 3:55pm by BlakesCakes

eggink Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 7:40pm
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Why, and what can I do when Royal Icing gets shiny? Adding more pwdr sugar dosen't help.

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HotMessCakery Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 7:55pm
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I would try a different recipe. If it's for cookies Sweetopia's blog has a great recipe. There is usually a bit of a sheen to the icing because of the egg whites.

redding86 Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 8:02pm
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I have heard adding a tiny amount of corn syrup will do the trick.

eggink Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 8:02pm
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I use the traditional Wilton recipe.

eggink Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 8:07pm
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I think that corn syrup, glycerin and glucose are used to add shine.

BlakesCakes Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 10:46pm
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Royal icing is mostly sugar, so it dulls when exposed to the moisture in the air. The ingredients in it have little to do with how shiny it dries.

To have it dry shinier, you need to place it under a goose neck lamp with a 60 watt bulb in it to dry.

Rae

doramoreno62 Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 5:58am
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Wait...you want it to shine or you don't want it to shine?
I like the shiney look. Toba Garrets glace dries pretty shiney. Pre packaged royal icing does not.

eggink Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 3:43pm
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Sorry.. I don't want shine. After my Royal icing sits for a day or so, and usually when I add a little water to it at that point, it turns shinny, adding pwdr sugar dosn't get rid of it. Thanks!

BlakesCakes Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 3:55pm
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Originally Posted by eggink

Sorry.. I don't want shine. After my Royal icing sits for a day or so, and usually when I add a little water to it at that point, it turns shinny, adding pwdr sugar dosn't get rid of it. Thanks!




So you mean that after it sits in the bowl, it gets shiny?

It's sort of separating a bit and it's the water coming to the top.

You need to beat it again.

That should take care of the shine because when you originally make it, my directions are to "beat until is loses it's shine".

Rae

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