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post #16 of 45
Diane, those apples are cool thumbs_up.gif
post #17 of 45
I place items with royal icing under a hot lamp to dry and it seems to help the shine a little. I usually use a hot desk lamp and place it right above the project. I don't know if it really works, but it makes me feel better about getting it shiny. icon_biggrin.gif I don't have a real close up picture of what it looks like, but if you look at my photos, there is an Eagle Scout cake and a Luther's Rose cake that both were done with royal icing. You can see a slight shine. Has anyone else tried this?
post #18 of 45
I am so happy to hear that I was not the only one that didn't know what "shoot while still wet" meant. My daughter in law laughed at me when I told her that I posted that. I told her that at first I thought maybe they mean, they shoot the cookies with a blast of hot air from a blow dryer or something.
post #19 of 45
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am not undertanding the "shoot at them while wet

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I am SO sorry! icon_redface.gif I just checked in and saw that my wording was confusing. I apologize. I am a former photojournalist and I meant to say that some "photograph" the cookies while still wet. icon_rolleyes.gif I was only talking about the ones that look really wet, not like the lovely effect that Drakegore achieves. I have just seen many that were really wet looking and then all sorts of understandably excited comments asking how they achieved that look and then the cookie decorator says that they were still wet when photographed.

Again, sorry about that and I will be more careful in the future. icon_redface.gificon_smile.gif

Diane - Wow! That shine on those cookies is fantastic! Love your work as always! Those are quite gorgeous and I do see what you mean by the shine to them. I may have to play with glace in the future now. icon_smile.gif Thanks for sharing your information!
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post #20 of 45
Duhhhh I feel so stupid icon_redface.gif but then again it was a long day!!!! I have some cookies that I am in the middle of making and I am not liking them becaue of the matte finish and it's frustrating icon_mad.gif
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post #21 of 45
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Duhhhh I feel so stupid icon_redface.gif but then again it was a long day!!!! I have some cookies that I am in the middle of making and I am not liking them becaue of the matte finish and it's frustrating icon_mad.gif



add some details with RI or Glace and then shake some sanding sugars over it. I love sanding sugar icon_biggrin.gif
post #22 of 45
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I am so happy to hear that I was not the only one that didn't know what "shoot while still wet" meant. My daughter in law laughed at me when I told her that I posted that. I told her that at first I thought maybe they mean, they shoot the cookies with a blast of hot air from a blow dryer or something.



I figured that's what you guys were thinking, too funny thumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif
post #23 of 45
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I have some cookies that I am in the middle of making and I am not liking them becaue of the matte finish and it's frustrating



I have had good luck with luster dust and products like that to add a bit of shimmer. I know this is not the overall look are you going for, but might be something to try for this batch if you have access to the products. Just a thought.
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post #24 of 45
the pme luster spray in super pearl is great on cookies! it's a different kind of shine, but it is very cool icon_smile.gif.

i just did some wedding cookies with the pearl spray on peach glace (i also used the gold spray on yellow glace and that worked great but i had to be more careful about not getting it on the cookie because it showed more visibly) and i think they turned out great (i might be biased, lol).

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post #25 of 45
I too put cookies under a desk lamp. It seems the faster you can get it to dry, the shinier it stays?
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post #26 of 45
i did the desk lamp too for a long while because i think it does help.
but i stopped when i decided it wasn't worth risking crazing (super fine cracking lines)and ruining the nice finish i got when i didn't move them in their intial set-up phase....and i discovered that it didn't affect the shine not using the lamp. however i do think heat is a critical element in getting the shine and i always keep the heat up really (really, lol) warm when i am working on glace cookies (this kills my polar bear husband, lol).
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post #27 of 45
One warning though to say others the possible heartache I experienced. I realize this is different from the desk lamp idea, but I thought I would share to help prevent my disaster.

I had read where people put their cookies in the oven on a very, very low heat to dry their cookies and I did this one time when I had someone shave a full day off of when they needed theirs. Just be very careful if you do this as I ruined several cookies when the heat started causing horrid dark splotches to grow. My guess is that the low heat affected the butter which then came up through the RI. Just a warning so nobody does this. It never 'settled out." On top of it, it was my most time-intensive design. icon_sad.gifBig lesson learned on my part.

I used to use a work lamp to dry them and will try that again to see if I can get the shine Diane is talking about. I am a RI girl so I am curious if it will work as it does for her glace. (Now I am really dying to try the glace!). icon_smile.gif
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post #28 of 45
Thanks for all the great info on "shine"! I am still trying to find time to experiment with glaze. Thanks to "drakegore" for all the generous info! And, TracyLH, I've pm'd you also. Glad to hear your offering up generous info as well!

I've been sticking with the 1/2 RBC and 1/2 MMF mix. I have been getting "shimmer" via an airbrush and americolor pearl, gold, and silver colors. I'm getting better at developing my own style. But still working on RI application.

Oh - it's doesn't achieve a wet/shine type of look, but the sparkle sugars are fabulous too. I've seen some designs done on here with borders and accents piped and then sprinkled...after base coat dried of course. I think they look beautiful.

SHINE ON !!!
post #29 of 45
I will have to try the desk lamp thing. One difference, I have under cabinet lighting (the heat producing, expensive to run ones). that should probably work nicely. icon_smile.gif Can't wait to try it!!
post #30 of 45
Hi EvMarie! Nice to see you again! Your cookies look so great!! thumbs_up.gif Love the dimension and such great designs! thumbs_up.gif
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