My brother is getting married this month. I was tasked to make cupcakes. I'm really in love with Nigella Lawson's cupcakes
But will the royal icing be safe for a pregnant woman? The bride is "eating for two" and I don't know if raw egg white will be safe.
I love the look of the RI because it's so clean and white and it gets hard, perfect for our weather/humidity here. It's also easy to make.
If I can't use it, can you suggest a recipe instead of that?
Instead of raw egg whites you could use the powdered egg whites for your royal icing. That's what I use when I make royal icing.
Raw egg white is not safe for pg ladies, but meringue powder/dried egg white is fine.
can't find powdered egg whites here I'm afraid. Will RI powder be okay?
I was also thinking, what about just top it with a glace, like Toba's maybe? That hardens in my experience...
I just hate living in a place where they call simple things a different name...
I found egg white powder. But here they call it egg albumen! argh! i've seen this before and have been meaning to research it but keep forgetting. If I only knew! ARGH!!!!!!!!!
Thanks everyone! I hope it's still available in the cake supply store I frequent.
my wal-mart carries meringue powder...