Royal Icing Vs. Glace

Baking By Sara789 Updated 5 Apr 2010 , 11:57am by bonniebakes

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Sara789 Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 10:14pm
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The debate rages on. icon_biggrin.gif

I've heard so much talk and read so many postings about royal icing and glace that I was curious which was more popular for the base coat for cookie decorating.

Also, why do you prefer royal/glace? I'd like to know the pluses and minuses of both. Best recipes, best techniques?


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luv2bake6 Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 11:07pm
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I like the glace for the taste and the ease of storing. RI separates when being stored for more that a day or so and then doesn't work as well as when used fresh. Glace stays at the same consistency when stored and tastes great as well. The only negative to glace is that it takes longer for it to dry and if left to dry in a cool place, it will have spotches on it.

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bonniebakes Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 11:17pm
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I use RI exclusively (a very slightly modified version of Antonia74's recipe). I want to try glace, because I think the cookies that people post on here that are made with glace look wonderful... but I've had such success and ease of use with Antonia74's RI, I just haven't even tried it yet.

Here are some threads on the difference between the two....

glace &/vs. royal

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keonicakes Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 11:54pm
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Glaze for me. So simple to make and use, I also like the shine it has when dry.

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ButtacreamRose Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 1:39am
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I'm a glace gal.

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courtneybonacorsi Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 2:20am
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bonniebakes Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 11:57am
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Originally Posted by courtneybonacorsi

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I was all for the glace because it tastes better and has a shine but lately my cookies with look spotty and blotchy...i left the web address to my picture of my cookie onn not sure why this happens and why its only on some of my cookie but its very for now im going back to royal and i hope it doesnt do the same

I can't offer you any help at all with the glace, because I'm a "royal gal", but there have been some recent posts on this topic. maybe some of the info in these will help you...

glace freezing & blotches

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