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post #16 of 23
Sorry I'm not Antonia. Hope she'll see the thread.

I've wanted shinny Royal Icing for a long time, and am definitely going to use corn syrup. I've been painting with thinned down piping gel to get some shine.
post #17 of 23
A) Can a 2 lb bag of powdered sugar be used or do I have to get out the scale and start weighing 2.25 lbs of powdered sugar?


You can certainly use your smaller bag of icing sugar...but be prepared to decrease the amount of water used to thin out the icing at the end.


B) Can this recipe be halved? (I'm thinking 1 lb powdered sugar, 3 TBSP meringue powder, 2/3 C water and 1/2 tsp cream of tartar)?


It can be halved, shouldn't cause any problems for you at all. (I did it a few times today myself, no prob. thumbs_up.gif )

As for the shiny icing, others have indeed added a tablespoon or two of corn syrup and that seems to work well. (I haven't tried it myself as I prefer the matte look. icon_smile.gif )
post #18 of 23
The first time I used Antonia's recipe, I got out my scales and weighed and measured. I ended up with a 2lb bag and 1 cup conf. sugar.
It has worked for me.
post #19 of 23
Helen - please don't take offense because I use a modified version of your recipe... I LOVE your icing and you are one of my cookie heroes!
post #20 of 23
icon_confused.gif I'm not offended by that, sillypants! icon_lol.gif

Goodness, who would be?
post #21 of 23
Oh, I love Antonia74's RI recipe! One thing of note is that her MP has vanilla already in it, but ours in the U.S. does not, so I add flavoring. I used to use 1 tsp. pure van. extract during the last minute of mixing and if I needed it to be white or in a pastel color, I used ¾ tsp. instead and balanced the color with Americolor Bright White. Now I use Clear Vanilla by Spices Etc. It is all-natural unlike the others I found. Sometimes I do their all-natural Lemon, Orange or Lime to name a few.

Her RI recipe is tops! I couldn't do my cookies without it. icon_biggrin.gif I think she is a queen for having shared it with all of us. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #22 of 23
I made this for the first time yesterday and added a 1/2 t of orange extract. It was really good! It came out REALLY thick though...i had to thin it before i could pipe it. Is that normal? I may have just added too much powdered sugar though. I have 4lb bags of it and i didn't measure it out, just kind of eyeballed half! Lol!
post #23 of 23
This may be a dumb question, but when you add water to thin out the RI to spread it on the cookie, how much water do you all generally add? Let's assume that you have a cup of already made Antonia74's awesome RI... : )
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