Sugar Cookie Icing Or Royal Icing?

Decorating By sweetobsesions Updated 4 Feb 2015 , 8:42pm by MBalaska

sweetobsesions Posted 4 Feb 2015 , 11:09am
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AWhat is the difference between Sugar Cookie Icing & Royal Icing? Besides the recipe being completely different.

I have always decorated cookies with royal icing using egg whites, powdered sugar & COT but I'm not going to use this recipe anymore because of the raw eggs so I picked up Wilton meringue powder & I was just going to use the recipe on the can. But I have been looking around at different sugar cookie recipes & a bunch of them say to use sugar cookie icing which is completely different recipe:

1 Cup Confectioners sugar 2 teaspoons Milk 2 teaspoons Light Corn Syrup 1/4 teaspoon Almond

Also Royal icing from meringue powder VS. Color Flow from meringue powder?

Last Question: I was thinking about using Jello instead of food coloring to just add a little flavor. Good idea?

Sorry for asking so many questions! & TIA

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craftybanana Posted 4 Feb 2015 , 2:06pm
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Royal icing is rock hard icing. The glaze, or sugar cookie icing isn't as hard, it dries firm, but not rock hard.

virago Posted 4 Feb 2015 , 6:44pm
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a major difference is finer details...royal icing pipes small fine lines that hold their shape...glace icing (sugar icing) can be piped through very small tips but it tends to spread out.

MBalaska Posted 4 Feb 2015 , 8:42pm
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here's what you can do with corn syrup glaze icing:

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