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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Euphoriabakery

I tried Alice's icing, it hardes slightly, but I was unable to stack my cookies, they stuck together even after drying for 24 hours. Tastes really yummy though.




How much water did you add to your icing? The icing should have been dried way before that time.
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post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

I have tried both and I liked Toba's glaze better for taste although it did not dry hard enough to stack cookies on top, but maybe that is the weather here.Alice's I thought was way too sweet but dried nice!



What cookie recipe do you use kiddie?
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post #18 of 25
I thinned it down to try to fill in like color flow. Maybe I should have not done this, because they never fully dried and I had some a week later.
post #19 of 25
I've never tried either of these recipes. but I picked up on a fabulous Rolled Buttercream for cookies (from someone on the Wilton site) that is sooooo good, and super easy to make.

This is the rolled buttercream recipe I use for my cookies:
1 C Karo (light corn syrup)
1 C Shortening (I prefer Crisco)
½ tsp Fine Salt (popcorn salt)
½ tsp Extract of your choice (almond, lemon, orange.your choice)
1 tsp Clear Vanilla Extract
2 lb Powdered Sugar
Cream together shortening and Karo. Add salt and flavorings and mix well. Switching to the dough hook on your HEAVY DUTY mixer, add sugar, one cup at a time until combined. Mixture will be extremely thick. Turn-out dough and knead using more sugar if sticky for at least 2 minutes. Voila!

Store in airtight container and/or Ziploc bag either at room temperature or the refrigerator.Warning: Do not attempt to make this recipe in a smaller mixer....must be a Heavy Duty mixer such as Kitchen Aid or Viking.

You roll this out like your cookie dough and using the same cutter you used for your cookie, cut shapes of the frosting to fit on your cookies. Take a dab of Karo syrup or a dab of clear piping gel and rub on your cookie. Place the piece of rolled buttercream on your cookie and smooth gently. I got nothing but rave reviews on my Christmas cookies made with this icing. (See cookies in my album)

You can still decorate with royal, if you like. I left mine plain, with some sprinkles on top. They store very well. I kept them stacked between waxed paper in a plastic storage box. They do NOT mess up at all and are very soft to the tooth and touch. Give 'em a try!
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post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Euphoriabakery

I thinned it down to try to fill in like color flow. Maybe I should have not done this, because they never fully dried and I had some a week later.




I have posted in regard to this before. Alice Cookie icing should NOT be thinned to colorflow consistency, it will take forever to dry. For my rosebud cookies I only use 5 Tablespoons of water in total.

Kos did the same thing earlier. That's the reason the icing takes so long to dry.
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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Cake_Princess


Kos did the same thing earlier. That's the reason the icing takes so long to dry.



Yep, I did thin it out and you helped me out there. dunce.gif I think you mentioned that if you thinned it out, it would take 8 weeks to harden, or something close to that. icon_lol.gif
I guess we get "flooding" planted in our heads. Maybe they could add that tip at the bottom of the recipe.

kos
post #22 of 25
I just made some of Alicia's Icining last night and it worked out rather well. I didn't thin it out very much and it took about 12-14 hrs to dry. I really do like the taste of this icing and so did the kids who were my "taste testers."
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post #23 of 25
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Thank you everyone who replied. Both icings sound very good. I may have to try them both (LOL)

Not only that ... now I will have to try a 3rd one... the Rolled Buttercream. Yum!!

Thanks again for all the details icon_smile.gif
Sabbrina
post #24 of 25
Would Toba's icing taste better if I had used milk instead of water?
I made cookies today (my first paid order!!!) and I am decorating them tonight. I am still on the fence about which icing to use! I haven't tried the Alice icing yet...
post #25 of 25
If you use milk in Toba Garrets glace, it will not be as shiny, but will taste about the same. Alice's icing add butter which DOES taste better. Both look great on cookies.
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