How Do I Tint Royal Icing?

Decorating By mindy1204 Updated 17 May 2009 , 3:43am by Cakepro

mindy1204 Posted 16 May 2009 , 11:03pm
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I am very new here and my son and I are thinking of making cookies and decorating them. If I made a batch of royal icing do I just use the food coloring gel that comes in my cake decorating kit?

TIA

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Alice1230 Posted 16 May 2009 , 11:08pm
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YES! same as coloring buttercream

mindy1204 Posted 16 May 2009 , 11:09pm
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Thanks that is great I have that

raquel1 Posted 16 May 2009 , 11:10pm
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And mind how much you put in so as to not change the consistency (if you need a deep color)

Cakepro Posted 17 May 2009 , 3:43am
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If you need a deep color, you should add an extra tablespoon of meringue powder while making the icing to compensate for the extra liquid from adding generous amounts of icing colors. You can add additional powdered sugar to the royal icing to stiffen it back up once you've achieved the color you desire.

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