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post #1 of 19
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So I know Amanda is a member here on CC and I LOVE her blog, maybe she will see this and be able to answer my questions but if you have tried her cookie recipe and her royal recipe how do you like the taste? I have never tried a decorated cookie that I like except my MIL's Christmas cookies that are iced with BC, but I'd like to try some cookies in royal! Also, after I flood do you know how long I need to let them dry before decorating and do I need to cover them while they are drying so the cookie doesn't dry out? Thank you for answering, I look forward to learning cookies from some of the best!
post #2 of 19
hi! I do quite a bit of decorated sugar cookies, and have dealt with the "dry cookie" issue when using royal icing. This is what works best for me... I roll the cookies to 3/8" thick and underbake them just a little bit. My recipe says to bake at 400 for 10 minutes, so I bake them for 9.
After I flood them with royal, they sit out, uncovered, on racks for 18-24 hours before I put more icing on top or draw on top of the royal.
Sitting out doesn't dry out the cookie, but the royal icing can. That's why I underbake them just a bit.
Hope this helps!

Maria
post #3 of 19
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Thank you Maria!
post #4 of 19
Oooh, a baking blog! Can you provide a link? I love reading about baking as much as I love doing it.
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post #5 of 19
You could try a different icing other than royal. What about fondant or glaze? I personally LOVE using glaze to decorate all my cookies. I've been wanting to try fondant, but can't seem to find the time! (Plus, it intimidates me).
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post #6 of 19
I've been wanting to try fondant, too, but it's so darned expensive for the rolled ready-made, and I'm afraid to make the MMF!
I think I'll just stick with royal for now... it's comfortable!

Maria
post #7 of 19
I'm guessing this is it...
http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/
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post #8 of 19
It is a great blog.
post #9 of 19
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It's the one 7yyrt posted a link to, and she is AMAZING at decorating cookies! But the reason I asked about her royal is because it is a different recipe then regular royal and that's why I was curious if anyone ever made it and tasted it. Gemini does the glaze taste good? I've never had a cookie with glaze! Does it work the same as royal as far as technique? Maria I tried MMF and was traumatized lol, I'm terrified to try it again and I don't want to make something with box Wilton fondant that no one wants to eat, as that's the only fondant available to me. I spotted some Duff fondant and have heard it tastes wonderful but too expensive!
post #10 of 19
It's a glaze.
Here is the link to what she calls 'my special version of royal icing'.
http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/royal-icing/
http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/2009/10/sugar-cookie-frosting-recipe.html
1 cup powder sugar (confectioners sugar)
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 drop lemon juice (can be fresh)
This will outline and fill approximately one dozen cookies in one color
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http://www.joyofbaking.com/RoyalIcing.html
Royal Icing Using Egg Whites:

2 large (60 grams) egg whites
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 cups (330 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted
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post #11 of 19
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Thank you, I thought it looked more like a glaze, It's very pretty! :]]
post #12 of 19
Um... just have to tell ya... I am totally speechless that there was a topic on cakecentral about my little blog! *humbled*

Thanks for the kind words!!

As far as my icing recipe, (powder sugar, corn syrup, milk) It only needs about 15-20 min. to set up before you can pipe decorations on it. It also depends on your consistency... I tend to prefer a thicker icing so I have more control. (for thicker just use less milk)

Does that answer your question? You can always email me or click the tutorial button on the side on my blog... I do have an icing tutorial there!
http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker

Thanks so much!
Amanda
post #13 of 19
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Hey Amanda! I already have the tutorial in my favorites on my computer icon_razz.gif I was just really wondering about the taste of the cookies, I know that the only cookies I've eaten (decorated) were not very tasty but I was wondering how your royal tastes on the cookies? I hope that doesn't offend you, I don't mean for it to, I'm just wondering if it's like fondant, it looks amazing but not so yummy sometimes! I hope that makes sense! I love your blog, I check it WAY too much for updates because I've already backtracked through all the archives! hehe, thank you for sharing your talent with us!
post #14 of 19
Wow, thank you Amanda, awesome blog!!
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post #15 of 19
I love your blog too. Just recently discovered it and am hooked.
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