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Is there a way to keep royal icing shiny after it dries?

Kathy - from Greenville, RI

Unfortunately, royal icing dulls as it dries.  You don’t mention what you are making with the royal icing.  If you are making flowers and other decorations , you can give these decorations a sheen by brushing them with Pearl Dust.  It comes in a variety of colors, including gold, bronze and silver;  if you can’t find a Pearl Dust color to match your royal icing decoration, brushing with White works well on all colors.

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