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Red Icing, Best Friend or Arch Nemesis?

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Red Icing, Best Friend or Arch Nemesis?

I get asked all of the time "How do you get your red icing so vibrant?" There really is one main simple answer, and it comes in the word "brand." The brand you choose to make your royal icing colors with is everything.  I will refrain from mentioning previously tried brands, but trust me choosing the right high quality brand will mean everything in the shade of red you achieve (not to mention how much of it you have to use!). My go-to brand 99.999% of the time is Americolor.  If you are unable to find it locally in a...

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Royal Icing Recipe

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Royal Icing Recipe

Learn all the basics of your royal icing HERE INGREDIENTS: 2 lb. powdered/confectioners sugar 8 T. meringue powder 1 T. clear vanilla or favorite clear colored flavor 1/2 c. (+ 2 T optional) water 1/2 c. corn syrup DIRECTIONS: Add powdered sugar to mixing bowl.  I never sift personally. In separate small bowl, combine meringue powder, vanilla and 1/4 c. water.  Whisk until foamy. On low setting, slowly poor wet mixture into powdered sugar.  As it combines, slowly add more water if needed until it forms a smooth thick paste.  Add in corn syrup while mixing. Increase speed to medium high...

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Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookie Recipe

If you are interested in learning how to orchestrate this recipe in its entirely from mixture to final bake, follow me in my extensive online video course HERE. FAQ: AlexCole Edible Art owns the rights to this recipe.  Claiming as own, selling, etc. will not be tolerated. INGREDIENTS: 2 c. butter 1 t. salt 1 T. vanilla bean paste 1 T. butter vanilla emulsion 1/2 c. powdered/confectioners sugar 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar 2 large eggs 4 1/2 to 6 cups of flour (depending upon altitude)  DIRECTIONS: In electric mixer combine butter, salt, vanilla bean paste, butter vanilla emulsion, and...

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About AlexCole

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About AlexCole

Hello! My name is Crystal Kluge, and I am the owner of AlexCole Edible Art.  I specialize in royal iced sugar cookies.  My company is named after my two children, Alex and Nicole.   I have always had a love for baking.  My mom really gave me full reign of the kitchen at a very young age.  In addition to my love of baking, I have always considered myself as very creative.  I am always searching for something to keep my mind busy whether it be running through a million ideas in my head, orchestrating a plan, or following through with...

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