Royal Icing

United States
June 8, 2008 9:55am CST
Either later today or tomorrow I'm baking up a batch of sugar cookies and I'll be using two different kinds of icing. I'm going to use a royal icing type recipe I found online for really shinny icing to be my main icing and regular royal icing for outlining so I can flood and for detailing. I'm pretty sure this should work and hold up in shipping when I make them again (they'll be for sale on my etsy store). Here's where I'm kind of stuck though, can you do the same on cupcakes? I'll also be baking up some cupcakes with different fillings and I wanted a smooth sleek look on some of them, can I use the royal icing? I don't want to use fondant because of the taste.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I have never made or used Royal icing before I don't think. I normally just do the butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar icing. I don't see why you would not be able to use it on cupcakes as well though. I would do a test batch and mail them to yourself and see how they hold up.
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• United States
8 Jun 08
OMG that's so genius! We've been trying to figure out how we're going to figure out how shipping will be on the baked goods and not once did we think to mail them to ourselves. I normally just use the regular icings too but royal is supposed to hold up better and since I'll be shipping I need something that won't easily mess up. I'll try the testing and test shipping, thanks for the idea.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I hope that they ship well for you. I have seen that type of cookie listed on eBay before and I wondered how they would look when they actually go to the person who bought them. I sell homemade toffee on eBay, and I leave it in bigger chunks than I normally would when shipping it to allow for some breakage during shipping. After about 25-30 sales I have had not one complaint on the condition when they get it.
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• United States
10 Jun 08
Thanks! I made the cookies today and made some royal icing and it hardens really well so I don't think there will be a problem with them as long as I pack them well. I found a great idea online of how to ship cupcakes so I'll be using that method for those. On another note, you should try Etsy.com to sell your yummies (which are my fave by the way!). It's only 20 cents to list and 3.5% fee when you sell and your listing lasts for 4 months. They specialize in all things homemade. I just started my shop on there.