Royal Icing Question

Decorating By msnrozier Updated 9 Dec 2008 , 10:52pm by Malakin

msnrozier Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 8:42pm
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sorry to be a pest, but I am really trying to learn new stuff, I want to do some cookies and I see most use RI, but I don't have meringue powder, I think I can use egg whites right???????

also what is VANVAN, brought this in a cake supply store just walking around wasting money!

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just went to cooks.com and the recipe calls for cream of tartar, I don't have either in my house.

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Cake_Princess Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 8:48pm
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Originally Posted by msnrozier

sorry to be a pest, but I am really trying to learn new stuff, I want to do some cookies and I see most use RI, but I don't have meringue powder, I think I can use egg whites right???????

also what is VANVAN, brought this in a cake supply store just walking around wasting money!

TIA a thousand time icon_redface.gif




Royal icing is traditionally made using egg whites. A lot of people however avoid using egg whites because of the risk of salmonella. You can also use pasteurized egg whites.

PinkZiab Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 9:10pm
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Yes traditional royal icing is egg whites and PS mixed to the desired consistency. This is the only way I make it (although I sometimes add cornstarch and cream of tartar for strength when using the RI for structural items like pastillage display pieces or gingerbread houses).

Malakin Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 10:52pm
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I've made it using powdered egg whites and no cream of tartar instead of meringue powder. Works the same

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