Royal Icing Recipe

Royal Icing Recipe
Bakes & Treats

Royal Icing is gradually coming back into style as decorators now use this smooth hard drying icing for piping designs/decorations that last. It can also act as a glue to fasten these decorations together.

Meringue powder is now used instead of Raw egg whites because of the fear of the Salmonella Bacteria.


3 tablespoons Meringue Powder Meringue Powder
4 cups Icing sugar
5 tablespoons warm water

Makes about 3 cups of icing.


Step 1

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).

Step 2

NOTE: Keep all utensils completely grease-free for proper icing consistency.

* For stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water.

**When using large counter top mixer or for stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water.

Thinned Royal Icing: To thin for pouring, add 1 teaspoon water per cup of royal icing. Use grease-free spoon or spatula to stir slowly. Add 1/2 teaspoon water at a time until you reach proper consistency.