Julia M. Usher posted:Betsyk posted:
I have searched the site and have not found this particular mention...how do I keep my royal icing shiny after cookies have dried? Do I need to switch to a glaze?
Hi, there are actually a number of posts on how to make icing shiny (once it dries shiny, it stays pretty much as shiny as it started). Here's what I came up with when searched the forums for both "shine" and "sheen": https://cookieconnection.julia...agination.sort=SCORE
I think you'll find various answers to your question in these links. But, if not, please start a NEW forum post with a more specific question.
Also, many people speed-dry their icing in various ways to enhance sheen; this recent post discusses all these various methods: https://cookieconnection.julia...r-speed-drying-icing
Also, we have a great blog post about the effect of adding various additives to icing to enhance sheen and to soften the bite; you should definitely read this one from start to finish, as it contains a lot of great info backed up by controlled experiments: https://cookieconnection.julia...lbox-talk-corn-syrup