Originally Posted by jules5000
GeminiRJ: I finally had the chance to try your icing tips today and your recipe and I am a little curious. I first blended my milk and cornsyrup together and then added my powdered sugar gradually. I had to add about 3 more T of cornsyrup to the whole mixture and I still have the consistency of peanutbutter. I will keep adding cornsyrup until I get the elmers glue consistency, but I don't know how mine could be so different from yours. Is yours that consistency? I mean of elmers glue with that recipe or do you also have to add more cornsyrup to get it to that consistency? Thanks for any help.
I sift the powdered sugar into a bowl, then add in the milk, corn syrup, and 1 tsp. extract (I used to not use extract, but I've found some wonderful flavors that really make the icing delicious). I mix these together with a spoon until it is well blended. While I almost always have to add either more liquid or more powdered sugar to get the consistency I want (I don't always measure perfectly), it's pretty close in consistnecy to that of glue. I've never had to add as much corn syrup as what you described. If the icing needs that much more liquid, I would add equal parts milk and corn syrup.