Royal Icing for making flowers and such. I’ve noticed a lot of royal icing recipes I’ve tried don’t taste great at all. The raspberry extract gets rid of the meringue tang and tastes so good.

Tasty Royal Icing


  • 3 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 1 lb. (4 cups) confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons warm water*
  • 1 Teaspoon Raspberry Extract
  • * For stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water


  1. Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks
  2. (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer,
  3. 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).
  4. As with all royal icing, keep grease away!


baker907 Says... 2009-12-06 17:02:59

Loved the icing, was easy to work with, but I added another tsp of extract to the recipe, it does taste better

adoptingmommy Says... 2010-01-22 08:57:18

I'm going to be carving a dragster race car out of RKT and read that I should first coat it with RI and then ice it with buttercream. Could you shed a little light on this for me?

prillie Says... 2010-01-28 09:55:43

I am confussed i thought that 1 lb was 2 cups. On my confectioners sugar package it shows 2 lbs is 32 oz. So 1/2 of that is 16 oz which is 2 cups. Can someone please explain this to me?

melamel Says... 2010-02-25 20:34:55

I'm not too fond of raspberry. Could I use any extract for this?

pattycakes4001 Says... 2010-03-30 15:50:49

a two pound bag of icing sugar is approximately 8 cups. one pound is equal to 4 cups of icing sugar. For real accuracy I use a good quality food scale if precision is required.

Candice56 Says... 2010-11-11 19:27:37

I too bought a quality food scale two weeks ago for correct measurements, and was I suprised when I realized how much easier it is and no more guessing game.

CreativeCakesbyMichelle Says... 2011-03-07 20:36:52

To prillie: The ounces on the package are weight ounces which is not the same thing as volume ounces. So you can't convert the ounces on the package to ouces in a cup. That's why it's confusing.

anesha Says... 2011-08-06 10:25:46

This recipe is GREAT!! There is nothing I have tried with this icing that hasn't worked!!! Works wonders with the royal icing crowns!! And it tastes great too!

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