Typical Royal Icing Recipe Yields How Many Cups?

Decorating By paintergrrl73 Updated 13 Dec 2009 , 1:48am by paintergrrl73

paintergrrl73 Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 3:58am
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This may seem like a dumb question but how many cups of Royal Icing do you usually get out of the typical RI recipe (using 4 pound bag of powdered sugar)?

I'm making about 800 sugar cookies for a holiday party for kids and I wanted to make batches of RI for them to decorate the cookies themselves. I'm trying to calculate how much I need for my ingredients and I suck at math coversions. Any help?


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Margieluvstobake Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 4:27am
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I just got finished making a double batch of royal icing. I used 2 lbs of powered sugar, 6 T meringue powder. 12 T warm water. It made 6 cups total.

TexasSugar Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 3:22pm
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The recipe using one pound of powder sugar makes about 3 cups, maybe slightly less. So I'd say with 4lbs you are looking at 11-12 cups of icing.

cylstrial Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 10:13pm
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I agree with Texas! 4lbs will give you around 12 cups of RI!

paintergrrl73 Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 1:48am
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Appreciate it! Of course my mixer just burnt out on the fist batch of dough I was making! icon_cry.gif

I'm only semi-pro making cakes etc. and my mother and I make Christmas cookies every year. I think this is the 3rd mixer I've burnt out in 5 years! 1 Kitchen Aid, 2 Sunbeam Mix Masters!

Any reccomendations of a pro-version that won't break the bank?

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