I'm making a bunch of gingerbread houses for our school bazaar on Saturday and I was planning to make Royal Icing for the "glue" but at the moment I don't have any cream of tartar in the house (and the roads are in pretty bad winter driving condition so I'm trying to avoid going out -- esp. with the kids! LOL)
Can I make Royal Icing without the cream of tartar? Would it still hold? OR is there some other way of making "glue" that will work for these houses??? These houses are relatively small --- somewhere between 6" - 12" tall at the most.
Do you have any merainge powder?? That should work.
Of course you can!
Cream of tartar is for Martha Stewart's icings!
3 Tablespoons Wilton Meringue Powder
1 lb. (4 cups) confectioners' sugar (about 1lb.)
6 Tablespoons warm water*
You could use sugar syrup like making lollipops. Be careful around those kids, though!
Sugar burns are BAD!!!
No, I don't have merange powder -- but it definately is going on my shopping list! Guess I've always been making the royal icing the "hard" way! LOL
7yyrt, thanks for the tip about sugar syrup. I will give that a try!