Mkanz Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 5:34pm
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Can I add meringue powder to already made icing? I have a 16 oz can of ready made icing that I would like to use as royal icing. How much meringue powder would I add to 16 oz of regular icing?

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AnitaK Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 5:46pm
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I'm not sure that you can use ready made icing as royal icing. Any grease causes royal icing to break down.
Royal icing is made of meringue powder, powdered sugar and water.

prterrell Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 5:54pm
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You cannot turn a can of ready-made icing into royal icng. They are two completely different types of icing.

icer101 Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 6:11pm
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make your r/i with the meringue powder...water.. powder sugar.. do not add it to all ready made icing.. even if you made the icing yourself.. please!!!

Mkanz Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 6:18pm
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Ok...thank you everyone....I just made a homemade batch of royal icing!! I just needed to clear up the thought of taking the short cut.

JanH Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 11:48pm
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Well, using meringue powder is a short cut. icon_smile.gif
(No cracking eggs or separating egg whites from yolks, and hoping you don't break a yolk.)

leah_s Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 11:53pm
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WAIT! RI needs a touch of acid, like a few drops of lemon juice or aetic acid.

JanH Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 11:58pm
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If she used Wilton meringue powder, and the Wilton R/I recipe she should be fine. icon_smile.gif

http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Royal-Icing

The Wilton egg white R/I recipe does require cream of tartar:

http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Egg-White-Royal-Icing-1

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