Dried Cookie Icing?

Baking By cakegal Updated 25 Jun 2008 , 7:16pm by Alliekat66

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cakegal Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 11:31am
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Ok... I've tried Toba's Glace and another cookie icing yesterday..
Both are beautiful while wet...now that it's dry, they went matte looking.
What would keep them shinny? They still look nice matte but I love the glassy look when wet.
Any suggestions?

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Joanne914 Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 12:25pm
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It's the age old problem...shiny icing! icon_smile.gif Most of the icings you will use will not look as shiny when they dry. When making royal icing, you can put some corn syrup into the icing while it's mixing, and it will dry with a bit more of a shine. I have also heard of people letting their cookies dry under some kind of light, to get the icing shiny, but I've never done that. I also just recently saw a product at the cake decorating store that you can spray onto your cookie when it's dry to get a shiny look, but I have never tried that either.
Good Luck!

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millicente Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 2:03pm
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I add a 1-2 teaspoons of corn syp. also sometimes add add spoon of shortening when mixing.... But my drying time is longer .However I will come out with a cookie that the icing is not rock hard after a few days

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cakegal Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 6:31pm
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Both icings I tried have corn syrup in them. I guess matte finish will have to do.
Thanks for the tips.

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Alliekat66 Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 7:16pm
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I'm just a newbie but I think I remember a post with someone saying that they glossed up their cookies with karo after the dried...maybe someone knows more about this, as I said I'm a newbie and have just been doing alot of forum reading!! icon_lol.gif

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