Okay, I was wondering what type of meringue powder you guys use when doing Antonia74's royal icing.
I usually use a different recipe, but it has egg whites and you can't use it for the Fair. I tried her's with "Wilton" meringue powder and it tastes sour. So I added almond and vinallia, still not good.
Can you recommend a different powder? Should I have added lemon juice?
Thanks for your help!
I used to buy the $25 (1 kilogram) bags from www.goldaskitchen.com in Mississauga, Ontario....but they don't seem to carry it anymore??
Anyway, it was the McCalls brand which is actually from this store/website
http://www.mccalls.ca in Etobicoke, Ontario. I've recently been told that they don't ship to the U.S. though
I didn't add flavouring suggestions to my recipe because I buy a brand of meringue powder that has vanilla powder right in. Not having used the Wilton brand before, I didn't realize that they ALL don't have flavouring built right in.
Use whatever flavour extract you'd like, but do be careful of using any oil-based extract. Oil and royal icing aren't best friends! It can cause problems in the consistency of your icing and/or the drying time...I'm not saying it's impossible, just that it doesn't dry the same way.
I use powdered egg whites that I buy at the grocery store. There is no flavor, I just add some clear vanilla extract.
I use the Wilton meringue powder and I haven't had a complaint on my cookies.
I read somewhere (maybe here ) that a teaspoon per recipe in buttercream stabilizes it, so I used it on a wedding cake this past week that traveled from Macon to North Carolina (Do you know what the heat is like here, almost unbearable) and I had no problems