How Do You Make Your Royal Icing

Decorating By lilahcakes Updated 4 Sep 2008 , 3:43pm by tonedna

lilahcakes Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 3:25pm
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Im new and have been trying different recipes for royal icing. Do you guys care to share information about your royal icing. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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PinkZiab Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 3:29pm
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egg whites and powdered sugar mixed to the desired consistency. Once I have thick royal made if I need ti thinner a couple drops of water usually does the trick. The only time I add to this is if I am using it for construction (gingerbread house, pastillage showpiece). If that is the case I'll add cornstarch and cream of tartar for strength.

Cakepro Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 3:30pm
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Royal icing is 1 pound of powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp of meringue powder, and 5 - 6 Tbsp of water.

How much difference can there be between recipes, unless you're using egg whites and cream of tartar in the place of meringue powder?

sharlene_marie Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 3:32pm
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I use Wilton's Royal Icing Recipe, have never had a problem with it... Just make sure your utenils are grease-free.

Jenni2383 Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 3:35pm
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I use Antonia74, but I tweeked it by taking out 1 tsp of the water and adding 1/2 tsp each clear vanilla and clear butter flavoring.

tonedna Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 3:43pm
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That's a basic recipe for flowers..
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