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


    Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks

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


baker907 Says... 6 Dec 2009 , 5:02pm

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

adoptingmommy Says... 22 Jan 2010 , 8:57am

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... 28 Jan 2010 , 9:55am

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... 25 Feb 2010 , 8:34pm

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

pattycakes4001 Says... 30 Mar 2010 , 3:50pm

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... 11 Nov 2010 , 7:27pm

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... 7 Mar 2011 , 8:36pm

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... 6 Aug 2011 , 10:25am

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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