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post #31 of 40

any ideas on why people are using Food Dehydrators to dry their cookie/icing with?  I use a regular fan.  Does the icing dry smoother or shinier with a FD?

~~We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. ~Alfred E. Newman  
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post #32 of 40

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Originally Posted by sugarkissed_net View Post

This is the recipe for my favorite royal icing. I love it because it doesn't dry rock hard but is still stiff enough for detailed decorating, stacking, and packaging. Plus it's yummy!

sugarkissed_net: Thanks for the brilliant Soft Royal Icing recipe !!

Having no art skills I use the stencils a lot.  This recipe was easier to use as it didn't crust up immediately after coming out of the icing tip.  It made a smoother cookie top without an ugly outline, (mine's still not perfect - just much better) It tasted better than regular RI, and it had a tiny bit of a gloss, It was firm to the bite- not rock hard............I'm shocked.

SOFT Royal Icing, WOW, I didn't believe it could be anything but rock hard. It is firm, smooth, easy to work on top of, yet has a non-crunchy bite. Ok so my outline isn't perfect, but it's better. My hand embroidery isn't neat, but the stencil is superb!

(Ok Ok... no laughing at my attempt to do brush embroidery (I keep seeing seagulls in clouds there)  I'll stick to stencils.) icon_rolleyes.gif

~~We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. ~Alfred E. Newman  
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post #33 of 40

You are all such a wealth of information and have no idea how inspired I am by all of you. I just had to share that.

 

I feel like such a big fat beginner right now and get so incredibly frustrated at times. Then I come on here and read and it inspires me all over again. One of these days hopefully I will be good enough to be posting on here and helping others rather than just lurking in the background trying to learn and asking the occasional question! 

 

Thank you all so much for your creativity and your willingness to share and help the rest of us. icon_smile.gif

post #34 of 40

I discovered an unexpected side consequence in using the Soft Royal Icing.

I took the practice cookies to my folks to munch on.  Mom wouldn't shove the cookie in her mouth, like me & Dad.  She broke off pieces of the cookie, so she could delicately put a small piece in her mouth. I watched in surprise as the icing flaked off, so to speak as the cookie was broken.

 

The top part, hardened & crusted, popped off in small bits - while the soft inside icing stayed on the cookie.  The cookies were under a fan drying for 24 hours prior.

 

Probably something that I did incorrectly.   I actually think that I can live with this, as most people just eat the darned cookie.

~~We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. ~Alfred E. Newman  
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post #35 of 40

I love the look of royal icing but don't like the hard texture or the flavor.  I found replacing the water with a combo of half and half and lemon juice yields a firm to the touch icing that is still soft enough to bite through with a delicious tangy flavor. 

 

post #36 of 40

PastryBagLady:  Very cute!  you seem to have mastered the icing like GeminiRJ has. I'm envious of your nice cookie decorating skills.icon_smile.gif  Keep up the great work folks, love the pictures.

~~We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. ~Alfred E. Newman  
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post #37 of 40

Thanks MBalaska :)  Mastered, no... always trying, yes :D

post #38 of 40
My to do list for the weekend is to test different icings and drying methods. I hate how my cookies dry so dull and hard with Antonia's recipe, and I really don't like the taste. Don't know if it's the cream of tartar or what, but ewwww. Need something better.
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post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked View Post

My to do list for the weekend is to test different icings and drying methods. I hate how my cookies dry so dull and hard with Antonia's recipe, and I really don't like the taste. Don't know if it's the cream of tartar or what, but ewwww. Need something better.

Please post your results! I'd love to know a better faster method of drying icon_smile.gif
post #40 of 40
Absolutely!
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