For those of you who are looking for ways to make your royal icing shiny, I have made a discovery (by accident!). I have been having trouble with my royal icing getting chalky and not drying right in this humidity. I decided to try something new (I just wanted to get a cookie to dry fast so I could see if the icing was going to work for me). I placed a couple of cookies iced with royal on a cookie sheet back into the oven. I have a feature on my oven that is for drying. I turned the heat down from default drying temp to 100 degrees. They dried very nicely so I knew that I could continue working with the royal I had made and it would dry ok. After I iced all my cookies and they were all dry (I didn't put anymore than those 2 cookies in the drying oven) I noticed that the 2 cookies that I put in the oven to dry were very shiny and the others were matte. I couldn't believe the difference. There was no light on in the oven, it was simply the dry heat. I didn't fade either because this was a couple of days later that I noticed the difference. Just wanted to pass this along to all of you because you all have been so helpful to me in the past.
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8/1/08 at 5:46pm