Best Royal Icing Recipe for Decorating
Royal Icing
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
The only royal icing you'll ever need! Perfect for decorating cookies, cakes, cupcakes, & gingerbread houses. Easy recipe, pipes smooth, & dries hard.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frosting, Royal Icing, Topping
Servings: 24
Calories: 51 kcal
  1. Place the meringue powder and water in a large mixing bowl, and whip (with the whisk attachment) until foamy (about 3 minutes).
  2. Add the powdered sugar, and whip on medium speed until very stiff and thick (the royal icing should hold a stiff peak).
  3. Tint as needed with gel paste icing colors.
  4. Thin with additional water, a drop at a time, to get the desired consistency.

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Nutrition Facts
Royal Icing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 51
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 13g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.