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My RI icing has failed me twice. Gonna try Toba's. ???

post #1 of 26
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I'm making baby shower cookies next week and I need to know how long Toba Garrett's glace icing takes to dry when flooded on a cookie before I can add the details? Having never used it I need all the tips I can get. Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 26
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Originally Posted by kimsmom

I'm making baby shower cookies next week and I need to know how long Toba Garrett's glace icing takes to dry when flooded on a cookie before I can add the details? Having never used it I need all the tips I can get. Thanks in advance.



Did you mix it for as long as it says to?
Did you wash everything you are using to make it with dish soap and Vinegar too?
Usually it's one of these two things that causes the failure, IMHO, and in my limited knowledge. Good luck! icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 26
Yep, wash and wash again, and then rinse with vinegar - everything that will come in contact with the RI. I've learned the hard way too, I just love working with RI, so I've persisted. It's so frustrating when it goes wrong. icon_mad.gif

I don't have much experience with Toba's - I tried it once and found it too runny to work with. Tastes nice though!

You could also try meringue powder BC (from karenscookies.net) - I've been meaning to try it for ages but still haven't.
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post #4 of 26
I just love the Antonia74 RI. Once you get used to the long mixing time (walk away from the mixer!), it is awesome!
I agree that you may have had some sort of grease contamination.
FYI- My last batch of cookies, I added 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp of butter flavoring to the icing recipe, and BOY was is GOOD! Tasted like a buttercream.
post #5 of 26
I love Toba's! When you mix it up, be sure to add some brite white food color. It will help prevent the icing from getting cloudy or splotchy, and it makes the icing a bit more opaque. If it's too thin, add more powdered sugar. For outlining consistency, keep adding powdered sugar until it resembles peanut butter. If you want thinner icing, add more corn syrup. It's very versatile! Don't hesitate to play with it to get the consistency you want.

When I'm doing a bunch of cookies, I will flood one color at a time, doing all the cookies with that color. By the time I'm done with all the cookies, the icing is dry enough to move onto the next color. If you're adding details in a dark color, it's best to let it dry overnight in order to lessen the chances of the dark color bleeding into the other colors. You can bag the cookies after they've been allowed to dry 24 hours.
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post #6 of 26
How long do you have to wait after baking the NFSC until you can ice them with Tobas glace?

Thank you.

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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

I love Toba's! When you mix it up, be sure to add some brite white food color. It will help prevent the icing from getting cloudy or splotchy, and it makes the icing a bit more opaque. If it's too thin, add more powdered sugar. For outlining consistency, keep adding powdered sugar until it resembles peanut butter. If you want thinner icing, add more corn syrup. It's very versatile! Don't hesitate to play with it to get the consistency you want.

When I'm doing a bunch of cookies, I will flood one color at a time, doing all the cookies with that color. By the time I'm done with all the cookies, the icing is dry enough to move onto the next color. If you're adding details in a dark color, it's best to let it dry overnight in order to lessen the chances of the dark color bleeding into the other colors. You can bag the cookies after they've been allowed to dry 24 hours.
post #7 of 26
Toba's actually crusts over pretty well. I found that I could follow up with colors more quickly than I thought. I did 225 of the Valentines cookies in my gallery in a day. I think the longest I waited was about an hour and I don't know that I even needed to wait that long.

As for how long before you can ice them. You should wait until the cookies are completely cool before icing. That's my opinion anyway. Makes the cookie more stable.
post #8 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for all your wonderful advice. I've used that RI recipe for years and never had a problem until just recently. I only bake for family and friends, but I still keep my icing stuff separate from everything else, but that doesn't mean there wasn't some grease contamination. No change in the brand of ingredients either. The cookies were cool as they were baked the day before. Again I thank you all.
post #9 of 26
I tried TOBA's icing for the first time and it was very grainy and dull when it dried. Can someone tell me that I did wrong. I sifted the powered sugar and beat it well

Thank you
post #10 of 26
I tried Toba's glace for the first time yesterday and it was either WAY too thick or too runny. I couldn't seem to get the right consistency. Any suggestions?
The look of it was sure nice though. Real shiney and pretty.
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mickeebabe

I tried Toba's glace for the first time yesterday and it was either WAY too thick or too runny. I couldn't seem to get the right consistency. Any suggestions?
The look of it was sure nice though. Real shiney and pretty.


I can't figure out how you guys get shiney TG. Mine goes on shiney, then drys mat finish
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post #12 of 26
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Sounds like no matter what icing I use it's dicey. I wish someone could come up with a "no fail" cookie icing recipe that is easy to make, somewhat shiney when dry, easy to spread and can be easily made into a thicker icing for detail work and doesn't go blotchey, and then share it with us. Please!!!! At least from reading the posts, I'm not alone with my icing woes. In the meantime I'll keep on trying. Again thank you so much.
post #13 of 26
Kimsmom, don't forget to put white-white (bright-white) into your entire batch of TG, before tinting with colors
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by shiney

Kimsmom, don't forget to put white-white (bright-white) into your entire batch of TG, before tinting with colors



Even if I'm going to tint some of it darker color?
post #15 of 26
Absolutely, otherwise it's a bit transparent, it needs the white. I put enough in to give it the same shade as Antonia's RI
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