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Old 12-14-2007, 11:04 AM   #11
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I want to know too! I need an icing that pipes cleanly and dries hard within a reasonable amount of time. It's for gingerbread cookies I'll be making over the weekend.

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Old 12-14-2007, 11:10 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by jpmcgrew View Post
Does this recipe dry to be hard?Thats what Im looking for.
Well if you use the 4T of cream and put in on thin it will crust. It never really gets like a real hard icing, like in store bought Christmas cookies.

So if you want it hard you might try this: Royal Icing

The downside is you are using a raw egg product which I don't like to do, although I do think it is safe...probably

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Old 12-14-2007, 11:45 AM   #13
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We made about 175 3D cookies for the staff at work. I made the Royal Icing, and it was very easy to work with. We used zip lock bags and cut a very small piece of one end off. For the coloring, I used Wilton's concentrated paste, and the colors are great. While the icing was still wet, we added sprinkles to some, gold and silver balls to others etc. It hardened very well, and they are still intact! Good luck and have fun.

Here's the recipe I use for Royal Icing

1 egg white
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp water
food colouring optional

Combine egg white and powdered sugar. Beat on low speed until well blended. Add water and blend well. If too thick add water drop by drop. If too thin, add a bit of icing sugar at a time. Add the food colouring once the icing has reached the disired consistency.
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:07 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by mozart View Post
I use this on all my frosted cookies:

2C sifted confectioners sugar
1T melted butter
3-4T cream
1t vanilla

Beat together until smooth and glossy. If you want thiner icing use 4T of cream.

This seems to take coloring very well, although deep red is not a color I've tried.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:27 PM   #15
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Sheesh, where was that last weekend when I had to make all the icing??? Ill try it next time ( We miss counted and have to make about 40 more cookies)
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:10 PM   #16
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red coloring

You might need to invest in paste food coloring (Wilton?) to get deep colors.

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