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Accidental discovery w/ Antonias Icing

post #1 of 30
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I made the icing for cookies a few weeks ago and accidentally used cornstarch rather than cream of tartar. Everything worked out great and my cookies were beautiful. I didn't discover my mistake until I made it again and realized what I had done, so I made it correctly with cream of tartar. The problem I ran into was colors bleeding. When I made it with cornstarch, I didn't have to wait for it to dry completly before adding details. I didn't know this until the second time when I added my details before the icing was dry and the colors bled. So now I used cornstarch rather than cream of tartar every time and I also add 1 tbsp. of corn syrup for shine. Works perfectly!
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post #2 of 30
Wow, how interesting? Thanks for sharing!
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post #3 of 30
When do you add the corn syrup? Do you whisk in the cornsyrup? icon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 30
Did it alter the taste?
post #5 of 30
I'm curious about the taste as well. Interesting!
Andi
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post #6 of 30
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tasted exactly the same to me.
I added the corn syrup after the 10 minutes and beat for another 30 seconds.
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post #7 of 30
Wow thanks for the great idea.
post #8 of 30
Hmm, this is very interesting. I will have to try it! Thanks for sharing!
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post #9 of 30
One dumb question - is this Antonia's royal icing or another one? Thanks! PAT
post #10 of 30
I will also have to give this a try...shiny RI?? hmm...
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post #11 of 30
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pat - yes its anotonias royal icing. sorry, didn't realize she had other icings on here as well.
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post #12 of 30
Cool, thanks for sharing!! Will try too!
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post #13 of 30
you can also make royal icing shiny by adding a little bit of food grade glycerine to it.
post #14 of 30
How much cornstarch did you add?
post #15 of 30
okay, are we talking about corn starch or corn syrup. The first post said corn starch which would make sense because it looks like cream of tartar. Other posts refer to corn syrup which would also make sense because it would make the icing shiny. So.... which one is it? Corn starch which is a powder or corn syrup which is a clear liquid?? Thanks!!!
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