Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cookies! › Icing - shiny Glace look with Royal Icing drying ability?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Icing - shiny Glace look with Royal Icing drying ability?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hello all,
Do you know of any recipes that can give your cookies that shiny glace icing look but that will dry like a thinned royal icing? I have used a glace recipe several times (not Toba's but one from a book I have) and after waiting more than 24 hours (sometimes even 48 hours) they never really dry 100%. But all the royal icing recipes I've tried dry dull and sometimes look chalky.

Thanks!
post #2 of 17
I've never done it, but several people have posted about using a heat lamp when drying the royal to help it keep a glossy finish.

If you do a search thru posts here, I think you'll find some information on it.

hth!
Laura.
post #3 of 17
I've always notice the same thing! The glace icing looks awesome but stays tacky to the touch and royal icing goes on beautifully and dries rather quickly but also loses it's shine quickly. I've heard many people say that they add a very small amount of corn syrup to their royal icing recipe and it adds shine. Now, I've never personally tried it but why wouldn't it work? Sounds good to me. If you do not add too much corn syrup (like the glace icing) then the drying time would be quicker - plus, the meringue powder in the royal icing makes for a quicker drying time also.
post #4 of 17
i add 1 tablespoon corn syrup to my basic royal icing recipe and it dries with a shine
post #5 of 17
I've started using dry fondant for my icing & like the taste much better than Toba's or the other modified royal. Use approx 10 parts fondant to 1 part water, add flav.
post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by emie

I've started using dry fondant for my icing & like the taste much better than Toba's or the other modified royal. Use approx 10 parts fondant to 1 part water, add flav.



I have used the dry fondant for icing also and love the taste. However, I have problems with the colors bleeding by the second day. icon_confused.gif

kos
post #7 of 17
Hi Kalico
I am going to try adding a tb. of corn syrup to Antonia's icing to see if I can get that shiny look. I am sure that it will probably affect the drying time but it might be worth the try to see.
post #8 of 17
cupcakes, my cookies using the karo syrup in the royal icing are always dry in about 12 hours.
post #9 of 17
Thank you Kalico I will try that next week!
post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalico

i add 1 tablespoon corn syrup to my basic royal icing recipe and it dries with a shine



Ditto. I add corn syrup to my royal icing to get a nice shine.
Everything you project adds to the energy of the Universe.
Therefore, strive to make your contribution a positive one.
And I know cake is one huge plus!
Reply
Everything you project adds to the energy of the Universe.
Therefore, strive to make your contribution a positive one.
And I know cake is one huge plus!
Reply
post #11 of 17
Doesn't Wilton's ColorFlow recipe also dry hard with a shine?
post #12 of 17
When I make Antonia's icing at which point should I add the corn syrup to it or does it matter?
Thanks
post #13 of 17
I whip the meringue powder and water, then add the extract and karo syrup, mix about another minute, then start adding the powdered sugar.
post #14 of 17
Thank you Kalico for your help.
post #15 of 17
I have used Toba's glace' recipe on my cookies and they dry with a shine in about 1 day. I usually ice them one evening and then start decorating the next evening. I also use orange or almond extract on vanilla cookies just to give it a little bit of a different taste.
I prefer this icing because it doesn't get too hard to bite into like the royal.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cookies!
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cookies! › Icing - shiny Glace look with Royal Icing drying ability?