This is a wonderful pictorial of making corn syrup icing as a replacement for royal icing. I've used both, and I like them both. You'll need to try them and see which one you like best. Meanwhile, everything you ever wanted to know about corn syrup icing is right here Glaze Glorious Glaze by Sweet Hope Cookies. Thank you Anita for your fabulous tutorial! Check out the rest of her site too- amazing talent!