Corn Syrup Use in Royal Icing

In preparation for Liesbet Schietecatte's next Toolbox Talk, which is all about the use of corn syrup (and other additives) in royal icing, I'd like to ask you a few questions about your corn syrup and icing-making habits. So here goes! This is a short survey (only 12 multiple choice questions), so it should go fast!

IMPORTANT: 
(1) If you select any "Other" options in any of the questions, please also specify what that "Other" is in the box that appears underneath. Responses are limited to 255 characters. PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEANS SPECIFYING THE BRAND YOU USE (EVEN IF A STORE'S PRIVATE LABEL BRAND) IN "OTHER" IF YOU DO NOT SEE IT ALREADY LISTED IN Q2!

(2) If a question does not apply to you or you don't know the answer, DO NOT skip it; instead, select the "N/A (not applicable)" or "D/K (don't know)" option. You must answer all questions, or your responses will not be saved by the system.

Thanks for your participation!

Q1: On a scale of 1 to 5, where 5=widely available in all grocery stores, how available is corn syrup in the area where you live? (Check only one.)

Q2: What brand/type of corn syrup do you most often use in your baking and/or decorating of cookies, cakes, and other sweets? (Check only one.)

Q3: How often, if at all, do you use corn syrup in your royal icing used for cookie decorating? (Check only one.)

Q4: Why do you use corn syrup in your royal icing for cookie decorating? (Check no more than three.)

Q5: If you answered "Rarely" or "Never" to Q3, why DON'T you use corn syrup in your icing (Check no more than three.)

Q6: How often, if at all, do you use GLYCERIN (aka glycerol) in your royal icing used for cookie decorating? (Check only one.)

Q7: Why do you use GLYCERIN (aka glycerol) in your royal icing for cookie decorating? (Check no more than three.)

Q8: How often, if at all, do you use GLUCOSE in your royal icing used for cookie decorating? (Check only one.)

Q9: Why do you use GLUCOSE in your royal icing for cookie decorating? (Check no more than three.)

Q10: In what country do you live? [Note: If you don't see your country listed, hit "Other" and fill in the blank.]

Q11: Are you a hobbyist or a professional cookie decorator? (By professional, I mean someone who sells decorated cookies or other related items, such as cookie decorating products or classes.)

Q12: How long have you been decorating cookies?

Posted by Julia M. Usher ·
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