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Glossy royal icing

post #1 of 15
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I was looking through some pictures in the gallery and noticed that some of the cookies had a shiny glaze on them, they were detailed though, like they would be with royal icing. Does anyone know what recipe stays glossy like that? It was really pretty, they were pencil cookies... and a bus.

Thanks!
post #2 of 15
I think it's definitely Royal Icing with maybe some corn syrup in it--that being said, I did add corn syrup to my icing and is sure didn't look shiny. I sure hope we can get an answer because they look so nice shiny.
post #3 of 15
drying royal under a reading lamp gives a lovely gloss
post #4 of 15
I use powdered sugar mixed with equal parts milk and corn syrup. The icing dries firm to the touch, but not hard, and is glossy. It will get cloudy if refrigerated, though.
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post #5 of 15
They may have used Toba Garrett's glace recipe. It's really good-tasting, dries shiny, but I've noticed that it dulls slightly after a day or two.

I haven't tried the reading light to dry them - but I sure will.
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post #6 of 15
I use the recipe of peggy porschen and it is nice shinny.

first 150 ml of water that you mix with a little fork or spoon with 25 g egwith powder.

1 kilo of confectioners sugar in the bowl, then you put 3/4 of the mixture above with it and 1 tablespoon of lemmon (yellow) jus.

After a minute the rest 1/4 of the mixture.

It is a very good and easy icing recipe

she makes beautifull things www.peggyporschen.com cookies and cake
post #7 of 15
I agree drying under a reading lamp. I do that and it works.
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post #8 of 15
Toba's glace definately is shinier, I think, than royal. Some of the pictures may have been taken while the icing is still wet as well.
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
I will definitely try the reading lamp trick, about how long do you need to let it dry? the same amount of time that you would normally? What a great tip!
post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

I use powdered sugar mixed with equal parts milk and corn syrup. The icing dries firm to the touch, but not hard, and is glossy. It will get cloudy if refrigerated, though.



so you're saying that if you use 16 ounces of 10x, I should mix with 16 ounces milk and 16 ounces corn syrup?

your recipe is not clear...

or is it equal amounts of milk and corn syrup and enough 10x to make it a nice piping consistency??
post #11 of 15
I cannot remember how long I left mine. I put them as I finished each cookie and by the end of doing all the cookies they were pretty much dry.
After that just leave them to harden before stackingor packing.
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post #12 of 15
Hi. I read in one of Martha's books that you can add glycerin to your royal and it will give it a shine. I have used it before in mine but I really didn't see a difference. Also, you can only use a drop or your icing will not harden correctly. Try looking it up on the net. I'll try to find the book that I read this in for your reference. Good luck
post #13 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

I use powdered sugar mixed with equal parts milk and corn syrup. The icing dries firm to the touch, but not hard, and is glossy. It will get cloudy if refrigerated, though.



still looking for those proportions..thanks
post #14 of 15
Hi All - I am new to the site and still learning to navigate my way! Can someone tell me where I can find Toba's Glace Icing recipe? icon_biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 15
Toba Garrett's Glace' Icing
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Category: Cookies!
Difficulty: Easy


Ingredients

1 lb. confectioners' sugar
3/8 cup milk
3/8 cup light corn syrup
flavoring as desired



Directions
In a mixing bowl, mix the sugar and milk first. Add corn syrup just until combined.
Divide to flavor and add color.
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