Sunday, December 19, 2010

Royal Icing

3 tbsp Meringue Powder (see picture above)
4 c powdered sugar
6 tbsp warm water**
Yield: 3 cups of icing
Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand held mixer). For piping, place icing in a decorating bag. You can also tint the icing using food coloring. Be sure to keep icing covered or inside a decorating bag because it hardens very fast.
Note: keep all utensils completely grease-free for proper icing consistency.
* For stiffer icing, use 1 tbsp less water
**When using large counter top mixer, use 1 tbsp less water.
Recipe courtesy: Wilton

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