Quick-Drying Royal Icing with a Fan?

Econlady posted:

Many people use a gentle fan blowing over the cookies, but the cookies still need time to dry.  I own a dehydrator and haven't been happy with it.

Good day Econlady may I ask you why you are not happy with your dehydrator I've been thinking of buying one myself and they're quite expensive I hear they are supposed to be very good for the royal icing but I would like to hear your side please and thank you

Econlady posted:

Almost every time I use it my cookies get blotchy.  Now this very expensive piece of equipment sits idle taking up a lot of space.

Thank you for getting back to me so promptly I'm wondering if anyone else is having the same problem with their dehydrator it would be very interesting to find out before I buy one. Oh! Econlady I'd like to say thank you for all the likes you posted on my comments

Anne Marie Adams posted:
Econlady posted:

Almost every time I use it my cookies get blotchy.  Now this very expensive piece of equipment sits idle taking up a lot of space.

Thank you for getting back to me so promptly I'm wondering if anyone else is having the same problem with their dehydrator it would be very interesting to find out before I buy one. Oh! Econlady I'd like to say thank you for all the likes you posted on my comments

Lately none of my cookies gave been working very well.  I did some cookies fir the cover of my club newsletter and then I'm taking a break until Christmas cookies.

Anne Marie Adams posted:
Econlady posted:

Almost every time I use it my cookies get blotchy.  Now this very expensive piece of equipment sits idle taking up a lot of space.

Thank you for getting back to me so promptly I'm wondering if anyone else is having the same problem with their dehydrator it would be very interesting to find out before I buy one. Oh! Econlady I'd like to say thank you for all the likes you posted on my comments

There is a ton written in other forum posts about dehydrators, so let's try to keep this topic on fans. (It's easier to find relevant content later if forum topics stick to one topic.) THANKS!

Here are some links to the dehydrator posts; most people seem to love them for giving their icing a quick set on the outside, some poof, and added sheen:

http://cookieconnection.juliau...or-drying-yay-or-nay

http://cookieconnection.juliau...5#330761584971436755

@Michaela Dodge There is already a forum post (or more) that addresses the use of fans on cookies. I'll leave this thread that you started too, since so many people have commented on it already. But please do search the forum topics before adding duplicate ones next time; it just makes it easier to find content on the site later. Thanks.

http://cookieconnection.juliau...9#366933133927838149

Hi Michaela! My usual helper is a fan. After you put flood icing on the cookies place them immediately, one by one while working on them, in front of a fan with warm air. Don't move or touch them. After 4/5 hours your cookies will be perfect, glossy and ready to be decorated. Let me know please....

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Teri Pringle Wood posted:

I too bought a dehydrator,  used it a couple of times, put it away and never used it again, I  love my little fan with heat... one of my best cookie investments .

What type/brand of fan do you use, Teri? Your cookie surfaces always looks so perfect and glossy. Send a link if you have one.

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