Royal Icing's Taste

Baking By anjaligg Updated 16 Sep 2009 , 2:42pm by bbmom

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anjaligg Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 9:12pm
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I have never decorated cookies with royal icing. I thought that royal icing was meant for decoration only. I found here that people do decorate the cookies with royal icing. How does it taste on the cookies? Comments appreciated!

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luv2bake6 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 9:17pm
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If you flavor the royal with extracts or oils, it tastes really good. Some don't like the fact that it dries real hard and some prefer it. You have to just try it out and see how you like it.

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shiney Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 9:23pm
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Anjaligg, when I first started cookie-ing, I used a RI receipe that I found on the web, and hated the taste, so moved to TG only. BUT, then was convinced to try Antonia's RI, and it's wonderful. I do still flood with TG if I have a lot to do, but detail in Antonia's RI. Give it a shot, it's wonderful to work with, and tastes good. Another alternative is RBC, I LOVE that stuff!

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prterrell Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 9:27pm
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Unless you add a flavoring, RI doesn't really have a taste other than sweet.

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TracyLH Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 11:46am
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I use Antonia74's RI with very good results. Her MP has vanilla in it, but ours in the U.S. does not, so I add all-natural flavoring and gets lots of positive reviews.

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shiney Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 2:26pm
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TracyLH is actually the one who convinced me to try Antonia's and I'm so glad I did icon_biggrin.gif . It really is tops in flavor and workability! you can add any flavor to it, I sometimes use almond, or whatever works with my theme.
Side Note....CC technology has passed me up during my hiatus from cookie-ing, how cool is the feature telling you what the abbreviations are!?! thumbs_up.gif And the info-at-a-glance of My Photos? And all the other cool features. All that down time during maintenance was well worth it. Kudos to CC!!

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bbmom Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 2:42pm
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Another fan of Antonia's royal here. I use 1tsp real vanilla extract, 1/2tsp real almond extract and sometimes will add 1/2tsp butter flavor. I dont always add it because its artificial and I try to use as little fake stuff as possible. I think you can taste the difference. My kids love the icing and are always asking if they can lick the bowl.

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