Julia M. Usher posted:Nicole’s Confections posted:
Henry and Henry was my favorite bulk meringue powder. I always had great results. I have tried CK, Americolor, Wilton and Creative Cookiers meringue.
It has been frustrating finding the same consistency I got with Henry and Henry. Plus, they all seem to take longer to dry than Henry and Henry or Wilton. I do like the flavor of these brands but I don’t like the drying time.
I also do not use corn syrup or a glacé icing.
When using Henry and Henry I used:
2/3 to 3/4 cups of water depending on humidity
2 pounds of powdered sugar
any suggestions to get a fluffy white icing that is not like toothpaste consistency starting out more like Henry and Henry or Wilton with these other brands?
Sorry, can't help here - I make my icing from scratch most of the time.
Though I imagine all you need to do is to reduce the initial water added in order to minimize drying times.