royal icing
Posted: 22 January 2008 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi,

I thought royal icing is hard like a rock,at least thats what I think of when royal icing is on a cookie. How does one use royal icing to frost a cupcake? What makes one so hard and the other soft enough to use on cupcakes? Is there something you add to it to make it not hard or what?

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Posted: 23 January 2008 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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thanks for the help.  Many of the recipes I have that call for royal icing for cupcakes do not mention glycerin, would the topping still edible with out the glycerin? Would the texture be to hard to eat?

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Posted: 23 January 2008 04:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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yes they call it by name royal icing. Ingr. 2 egg white,3 cups powder sugar,1/2 to 1 tablespoon vanilla, almond,or lemon juice,and 1/4 tsp. salt. Frost cakes or cupcakes etc.. Still wondering about the texture,how does this differ from the ones on cookies that dry hard.?

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Posted: 23 January 2008 04:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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so if I dont use glycerin am I right to think I will get a hard icing ? Would it be very hard to bite into or not ? Has anyone else tried royal icing to frost a cake or cupcakes?


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Posted: 24 January 2008 04:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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thanks every one. FRESHKID THANK YOU for the information on the books ,I too will find these helpful.

Mumu

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Posted: 24 January 2008 08:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Do you all recommend Toba Garrett’s “The Well-Decorated Cake”?  I was reading some good reviews on it yesterday and thought seriously about getting it…actually had to slap my hand away from the keys at Amazon to keep myself from spending more money for now (!)  I am happily obsessed….

What kind of information does she offer?  (compared to TCB for instance)

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Posted: 25 January 2008 12:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks, Patricia.  It sounds very good.  Unfortunately my library doesn’t have it—I already tried.  Have you tried any of her designs?  I looked at her site, and wow.

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Posted: 25 January 2008 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Ok.  I got it.    Along with Colette Peter’s Cakes to Dream On…for Super Saver shipping reasons of course.  smile

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Posted: 25 January 2008 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Yea!  Another book to look at.  I did see that on Amazon as well, but didn’t look into it.  Thanks, Freshkid for the tip.  I usually, like Patricia, like to check it out at my library first before buying.  But Barnes & Nobel is always a good idea—I didn’t know their culinary section was larger.

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Posted: 25 January 2008 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Patricia,  Have you seen Lori Ann Blethen’s work?  The wildflowers she creates are unbelievable.  Her site is:

http://www.wildflowersbylori.com/index.htm

It would be a dream to attend her class.

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Posted: 25 January 2008 04:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Not at all!  They have to be some of the most beautiful cakes I’ve ever seen.

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Posted: 25 January 2008 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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How kind of you, Jeannette.  Thank you.

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