How Do I Get My Ri For Cookies Glossy?

Baking By Meri8 Updated 4 Oct 2007 , 3:06pm by thedessertdiva

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Meri8 Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 11:24am
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I am newbie, new to cookies, On many of your wonderful professional looking cookies - your RI seems wonderfully shiny, mine comes out flat. I used Antonia74's recipe as you all do, which is great. Is there a SHINE secret? it is not that your photos are taken with wet cookies & not the plastic bags but a beautiful shine - I want it and how please to I achieve that ? Thank you for your help.

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tatetart Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 11:38am
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Add a tablespoon of White corn syrup to your Royal Icing recipe.

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Fairytale Posted 27 Sep 2007 , 12:01pm
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You can also just use a hair dryer or fan on them.

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claygal Posted 28 Sep 2007 , 4:49pm
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After flooding with royal icing, I put my cookies in a barely warm oven with the door slightly ajar for about 15 minutes. Or I put them under a heating lamp till they get that glossy finish.

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grumpyx07 Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 7:18am
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Put more meringue powder in it. Ever notice how lemon meringue pie has that glossy look? It's the meringue.

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thedessertdiva Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 3:06pm
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I think I have read or heard somewhere, dont quote me on this and please correct me if I am wrong, but if you paint a thin coat of glycerin (sp) over your final dry royal accents and that should give them a nice sheen.

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