Shiny Royal Icing

Baking By MsMonica Updated 16 Jan 2013 , 5:12pm by MsMonica

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MsMonica Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 12:30am
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Hey everyone! Is there a trick you use or special ingredient for your royal icing to dry shiny? I've tried adding a couple tablespoons of corn syrup towards the end of my mixing but is there a better way, time or something else altogether? Sometimes I feel the color dries a little flat or a little too matte. Thanks in advance! I've got a big cookie order coming up and I'd love to impress the pants outta them! LOL.



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-K8memphis Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 5:36pm
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plus for royal--you can put the gum arabic into the mixture--no need to paint it on afterwards


I haven't tried it with the reverse edible glitter method but no reason why it would not work


i mean if you use meringue powder and water--no problem-o


dissolve the edible glitter into the water and mix it up


for egg white royal--see if the glitter would dissolve in the egg white--it probably will but i did not test this


and you could add a dab of water in the egg white royal--so dissolving edible white glitter in a little water first would not hurt egg white royal i'm sure



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Cakesvillenl Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 10:26am
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You could just use Wilton Lustre Spray.

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sugarkissed_net Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 3:43pm
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I've heard that using a fan to help it dry faster makes it more glossy.

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MsMonica Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 5:12pm
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thanks for everyones suggestions! it'll be a weekend of trial and error for me! =)

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