Royal Icing

This icing is usually put on the wedding cake after the Almond Paste is applied.

Royal Icing


  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


1 Beat egg whites lightly and add enough sugar to make icing that will hold shape. Blend in lemon juice to get desired consistency. Spread over Almond Paste on cake and let harden. Decorate.

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I used this recipe to make some collars (my first time making these) for a football-themed cake. The icing was great! I let the decorations dry/set up for 2 full days and they looked perfect! The decorations were red, white, blue. Next time I'm probably going to allow more time and let the darker colors dry a bit longer before adding the white, as some of the red & blue bled into the white. Also, when I put them on the cake, some of the green from the "grass" (buttercream frosting tinted dark green) bled through the white. Does anyone have any suggestions on a "sealant" which I could, perhaps, paint on the back side of the collars to keep darker colors from bleeding through? I was thinking maybe painting on edible glycerine, or perhaps just piping some extra white buttercream on the backside of collars before laying them on the cake...? Many thanks in advance :)