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post #16 of 51
I'm always a little perplexed when people say some dessert-related item is too sweet. Um... this is not liver, this is sugar and water. icon_lol.gif I mean, I understand what they mean, but isn't frosting supposed to be sweet? You're not going to eat a huge bowl of it... just a bit. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #17 of 51
I completely agree, especially with icing since it's pretty much ps with a liquid...........and that's why i like to use the nfsc recipe because it's not that sweet and complements the sweet icing. The truth is thought, that i've noticed the icing being more sweet than before and i'm wondering if maybe the flavorings i used could give the illusion of them being more sweet. I've added clear vanilla to one batch, marshmallow to another, butter to yet another. It's a mystery to me why it seems sweeter than before.
Hmmm, is it possible for the PS from different manufacturers to be sweeter? I used to always get 10X but recenty started buying from a restaurant supply place that only has 6X. Is that where i've gone sweeter?
post #18 of 51
I wonder if that IS the reason. Granulated sugar is sweeter to me than powdered, so perhaps the finer PS is less sweet? Hmmm... anyone care to weigh in?

I agree that I like a slightly less sweet cookie with the icing to compliment each other. My sugar cookies are almost a not-sweet shortbread tasting cookie, then the icing makes it perfectly sweet. "Just right"! icon_lol.gif
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post #19 of 51
Now that i think about it, i think it's after i started buying the 6X that i got the complaints that the icing was too sweet.
Could it be that the 10X has more cornstarch which would make it less sweeter than the 6X?
post #20 of 51
Well, it SOUNDS reasonable. Anyone know for sure? Or are we just making stuff up here? Hehehe, not that there is anything wrong with that! Just ask my hubby... if he doesn't know the answer he makes something up that sounds believable! icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #21 of 51
OMG, mine does too!! I always tell him that it's ok to just say he doesn't know the answer, but noooooooo, he'll come up with something! tsk tsk
post #22 of 51
Another recent thread about icing gave the hint that to make the icing less sweet, add a pinch of salt. Sorry to the decorator who gave this hint, as I can't find the thread and I'm rushed for time!
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post #23 of 51
Thank you gemini, i'll try that with my next batch.
post #24 of 51
thanks for letting us know the results of your experiment! i have only used royal but have been curious to try the glace...
post #25 of 51
thanks for letting us know the results of your experiment! i have only used royal but have been curious to try the glace...
post #26 of 51
Wow, Bonnie! icon_surprised.gif This is very extensive and great information! How wonderful of you to take the time to type it all up and document with photographs too in order to share it with all of us! That took A LOT of time! Thank you for thinking of all of us! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #27 of 51
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no problem - I'm glad it was helpful!

No more cookie-making for me for a while, I'm afraid... I got a big ol' nasty gouge on my index finger (of my right hand, of course - and I'm right handed) from a fight with a mandolin (it won, obviously) and I don't think I'll be able to pipe for a while. ... It only happened 5 days ago and I'm going into withdrawal already!
post #28 of 51
I may have missed this, but did anyone find that royal icing dries much harder than glace icing and did that have any effect on the testing?
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post #29 of 51
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Originally Posted by bonniebakes

no problem - I'm glad it was helpful!

No more cookie-making for me for a while, I'm afraid... I got a big ol' nasty gouge on my index finger (of my right hand, of course - and I'm right handed) from a fight with a mandolin (it won, obviously) and I don't think I'll be able to pipe for a while. ... It only happened 5 days ago and I'm going into withdrawal already!



Oh, Bonnie! I'm so sorry to hear about your hand! Ouch! I hope you taught that mandolin a thing or two! Good luck with your recovery.
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post #30 of 51
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Thanks, Susan.... unfortunately, the mandolin was the clear winner. Though I learned to always use the guard!

Bob - with the 2 recipes I used there was no difference in drying time or hardness., However, the glace took a little longer to "set" and form a crust on the top.
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