Cookie Icings What Do You Prefer?

Baking By Krista512 Updated 13 Apr 2012 , 5:59pm by giraffe11

Krista512 Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 12:45am
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royal icing or color flow?

what do you prefer to use for decorated sugar cookie cut outs? and why?

17 replies
Bridgette1129 Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 12:51am
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I like royal icing and love fondant.

Never heard of color flow.

Mme_K Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 2:51am
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I use Toba Garrett's Glace:

Tastes great and doesn't dry as hard as RI. thumbs_up.gif

Tails Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 11:06am
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RI wins for me

AnnieCahill Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 4:42pm
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Never heard of color flow.

Oh snap! Color flow used to be the thing back in the day. It's Wilton's version of RI (even though they had a RI recipe on their meringue powder can). It's a powder to which you add other ingredients and it makes icing. The goal is to outline and then "flow in" the icing (i.e. flood). It looks like they still make it too!

I think the whole thing was that Wilton pushed Color Flow for bigger plaque-like decorations and cookies but RI for pre-made flowers and detailed string work.

Herekittykitty Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 5:34pm
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I prefer a glace. Or buttercream but those don't pack well.

AnnieCahill Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 9:27pm
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I have tried this recipe and I really like it:

writersblock15 Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 12:36am
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I use either Royal Icing or a Meringue Buttercream.

leah_s Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 1:07am
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I use rolled fondant, but I don't do detailed decos.

JWinslow Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 1:34am
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Royal icing and blossom fondant.

scp1127 Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 6:57am
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OK Annie, this is getting a little weird. That is mine too. We just spent Saturday night making Easter cookies as gifts. I got the recipe from Cookie Crazie.

Another big hit for these cookies is Fondarific fondant.

AnnieCahill Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 10:49am
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That is hilarious, Susan! I love the Cookie Crazie blog as well as Sweet Sugar Belle. Although, I really don't like decorating cookies. They are so much work and they take me forever to do.

So people like fondant on cookies? I have never tried that.

mcaulir Posted 9 Apr 2012 , 11:07am
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I like a 50/50 mix of fondant and modelling chocolate, or RI.

scp1127 Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 5:19am
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I am no good at cookie decorating, but my daughters love to do it every Easter and a few other holidays. My daughter's boyfriend's family are some of my best customers and he shared them on Sunday. They really liked the Fondarific ones. We used the NFSC recipe from here.

By the way, the fondant is great for those of us who are cookie decorating challenged. They looked very professional.

linedancer Posted 10 Apr 2012 , 3:35pm
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I love fondant, make my own, 50% Rhonda's, 50% Michelle's. While I admire the the folks who do the beautiful flood work, I do not consider myself cookie decorating challenged because I prefer fondant. Here is a pic of my decorated cookie entry in the Central Florida Fair, won first place..

pinkfluffycupcake Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 5:39pm
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Royal icing is fine, but the flavor of meringue buttercream is delicious!

jgifford Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 5:55pm
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I am cookie illiterate - by choice - so this is amazing! How do you put fondant on a cookie? Does the cookie have to be still warm? Don't the cookies dry out before you get them finished?

giraffe11 Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 5:59pm
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I don't like fondant, b/c I like to do more detailed designs. I use a Antonia74's RI (CC recipe) and leave out the cream of tartar and add just a tsp or so of lemon juice.......a tip I got out of Cookie Craft. You don't really taste the lemon at all, but it takes away some of that weird meringue powder "stale" taste........makes it taste brighter. This RI dries plenty hard enough to stack, but is not a really hard icing and very pleasant to eat.

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