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Shiny cookies. I wonder if this would work

post #1 of 45
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I know we can add corn syrup to our RI and we can use the glaze to ice the cookies. Either way I still can not seem to get my cookies as shiny as most of the ones I see posted. I am wondering if anyone as ever tried brushing corn syrup over the cookies after the icing has dried? Wondering if it would make any difference at all. icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 45
Glace is more shiny than RI
post #3 of 45
I use corn syrup to 'glue' RBC to cookies, and seems when it gets on the RI, it goes gooey. I have yet to find a way to get a shiney dry cookie.
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post #4 of 45
You could try, but I am not getting the warm fuzzies on it drying without being tacky ('tacky' as in sticky, not 'tacky, tacky'). icon_smile.gif

I know that some say (when asked why their cookies are so shiny) that they shoot them while they are still wet. RI dries matte by nature. I have heard of some adding some glycerin in order to try to get a shine, but I don't know the amounts. Just know that you can lengthen drying time by doing that. One option is to add luster dust for a bit of sheen. Someone mentioned that they use a luster dust spray (?) or something to give a sheen. Not sure if that helps much, but thought I would pass it on.
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post #5 of 45
Yes, luster dust looks nice, I do that alot for a glittery cookie
Tracy, I didn't take a pic of my marbles, but it was cute, cut out rounds of marbled RBC. THANK YOU! (I know, this isn't the place, but I was here.)
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Oops! I just came back to this and saw that Shiney answered before I hit the "Submit" button. icon_lol.gif Hi, Shiney! icon_biggrin.gif

Hurray about the marbles! Two thumbs up for you!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif So sorry you lost your marbles before you got a pic! icon_lol.gif (Okay, okay, faint stab at humor. I will take my sleep deprived brain upstairs now.)

Please excuse that Shiney and I hijacked the thread a bit. We are old cookie friends that go way back. icon_smile.gif
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post #7 of 45
Thanks Tracy, you know that I've been after that 'shiney' cookie from the beginning, and haven't figured it out yet. I've even tried the glycerin, but maybe didn't use enough, but was scared to alter the taste. I have some that look shiney in the pic,but they are photo'd wet
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post #8 of 45
That seems to be the case when people post pics of 'shiny cookies'. I think it leads many astray as they do not know what they are missing in that step. RI and glace just don't dry shiny. Verano is right though about glace as it seems to be less matte. Kimberly, you might want to try that.
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post #9 of 45
Okay, I am a little slow. I had been sitting here wondering 'what does she mean by "shoot" them while they are still wet'? Got it now.
post #10 of 45
OP, as previously stated many of those pictures were taken while the icing was still wet, be careful adding too much corn syrup, I did that once and the cookie was not edible. Way too sweet. I love sweets and I couldn't even eat it. I haven't tried luster dust but will soon after seeing these comments thumbs_up.gif
post #11 of 45
i use glace and don't shoot when wet and most of my cookies have shine. it's not a super high gloss shine, but it is def. not matte. glace does usually dries shiny, again, not a chrome surface shiny, but still shiny.

i use equal amounts of corn syrup and water (not milk, though you can use milk). mix water and PS first, add corn syrup and then once it is combined, i beat on very slow for 10 minutes.

getting shine with white and black and be challenging (black is next to impossible on most days). avoid the wilton white, it textures the dried icing and destroys the shine.

some colors just don't want to dry shiny...very irritating, lol. i struggle with pink and have no clue why. maybe some colors just don't reflect light as well?

generally better shiny colors from americolor instead of wilton.

oddly enough, i find i get a better shine from a thicker flood than a thinner one. don't know why icon_smile.gif.

also, i think temp in house can affect level of "shiny". warm is better with no drafts.

this is photo is glace and was fully dry for over 24 hours and i think is is about as shiny as you can expect.

hope this is helpful!
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post #12 of 45
Those are gorgeous apple cookies, drakegore!!!!

Oh, and I, too, was wondering what they meant by "shoot wet." I've made some really ugly cakes and cookies that I've wanted to shoot -- thank Heaven, we don't own a gun!
post #13 of 45
Those apples are absolutely gorgeous. Is the monogram RI or fondant?
post #14 of 45
I am not undertanding the "shoot at them while wet" but I am thinking what about using confectioners glaze?
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post #15 of 45
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Originally Posted by cakeandpartygirl

I am not undertanding the "shoot at them while wet" but I am thinking what about using confectioners glaze?



"shoot" means take a picture, many people might say " shoot a picture"

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