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post #16 of 31
vstar_pilot is correct. It was mentioned in an article somewhere that the high sugar content will help prevent spoilage. Refrigeration will help keep the icing fresh for spreading purposes, though, so it's recommended when you're between decorating jobs.
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post #17 of 31
Good to know, vstar, thanks for the 'voice of experience'! Now I know I can safely use the TG and RI I left out from Thursday!
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post #18 of 31
Shiney... definitely!! I can say that they are safe because I ate several of the cookies (which I shouldn't have) and I haven't died...HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
post #19 of 31
vstar, we all appreciate your putting your waist on the line for the good of all cookie decorators! icon_wink.gif
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post #20 of 31
I love my CC friends so much, I shall selflessly throw myself on baking goods!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by shiney

Pebbles, I'm sure I saw somewhere that it was two weeks out of fridge, and three in fridge...BUT now that I write that, maybe that was RI. Somebody jump in here.
Also, I use both RI and TG, and I suggest you try TG sometime, It really has a wonderful taste on the cookie



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Good heavens, no!!

According to Toba's book, her glace' should be refrigerated after use. It will last two weeks with milk and three weeks without.

Toba Garrett is Master Chef-Instructor, Cake Decorating and Design at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Sooooo... I refrigerate mine. It's her recipe, she says to do it and it works for me. Ya'll can do whatever you want. icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif

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post #22 of 31
Honey, I do remember that now. THANKS!! (....running to throw the batch I made tonight in the fridge NOW!) hey, I got the two weeks and three weeks right....just with very wrong details! icon_redface.gif
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post #23 of 31
Toba's glace needs to be refrigerated even after put on cookies?...
post #24 of 31
Ditto on that last question! So how long are the cookies 'safe'? Honeydukes, do you mean the icing in the bowl before dry for two weeks or two weeks after they have been iced? I have people who have been known to hold on to their cookies for a long period of time before eating them as they don't want to bite into it. I am concerned about how long they will be 'safe' once iced. We all want our cookies to be eaten right away as we know they are best then, but that doesn't always happen. Thanks for everyone's help! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by TracyLH

... do you mean the icing in the bowl before dry for two weeks or two weeks after they have been iced? ..


icon_confused.gificon_confused.gif I don't even know what this means, Tracy! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Could you rephrase your question?


Two weeks with milk or three without -- refers to the glace' icing ONLY
before you put it on your cookies and let it dry.

If you make the glace' with milk, keep it in the fridge and it will be good for two weeks.

If you make the icing with water, it will be good, in the fridge, for three weeks.

(Always keep the icing in an airtight container. Make sure your container doesn't have any weird residual smells, you know, like onions or garlic or something.)

How long your cookies will be good (iced or not) varies. Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature. What temperature is your room? Is it humid? All these things must be taken into account. Mine keep for a couple of weeks -- after that they start to taste a little stale. Edible still, but not nearly as tasty. I have frozen cookies for up to three months and they tasted great. How you freeze them also determines how long they'll last. Is it a truly airtight container? How fresh were your cookies before you put them away?

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post #26 of 31
Sorry, I did a really lousy job phrasing that! icon_redface.gif I was trying to see if the two weeks meant the 'wet' icing before putting it on the cookie or dry on the cookie. What I should have asked was "Is two weeks how lthe cookies last iced?" You kindly covered both aspects for me. Sorry about that! icon_redface.gif I still probably don't make much sense as I stayed up far too late cookie-ing and am a bit out of it.
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post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by TracyLH

Sorry, I did a really lousy job phrasing that! icon_redface.gif I was trying to see if the two weeks meant the 'wet' icing before putting it on the cookie or dry on the cookie. What I should have asked was "Is two weeks how lthe cookies last iced?" You kindly covered both aspects for me. Sorry about that! icon_redface.gif I still probably don't make much sense as I stayed up far too late cookie-ing and am a bit out of it.



icon_lol.gif I'm usually out of it when I've had sleep! Bet you're doing something gorgeous!!
post #28 of 31
Hoenydukes, - you always make me laugh! icon_lol.gif Uh, oh! Lower those expectations! After the Christmas cookie insanity, I am trying to pull back on how Type A I get with the cookies, but I will say that I like how these are turning out. Still a bit Type A, but no so ridiculous time-wise. Wish I could see your creations! I bet you do some incredible work! Your imagination and ideas always impress me!
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post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by TracyLH

What I should have asked was "Is two weeks how lthe cookies last iced?"



The iced cookies will go stale long before the icing will go bad!
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post #30 of 31
Thanks, Gemini! I may have to try this one sometime as you all have answered the milk/shelf life issue.
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