Royal Icing

Use this icing for all of your dessert decorating needs. It tastes and looks especially great over cookies.

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Type of meal : | Cookies | Cookies

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2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons water
4 1/2 teaspoons meringue powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Food colouring (optional)


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, water, meringue powder, and cream of tartar; beat on low speed just until combined. Beat on high until stiff peaks form, 4-5 minutes. Tint with food colouring if desired. Keep unused icing covered at all times with a damp cloth. If necessary, beat again on high speed to restore texture.

  2. To decorate, place icing in a pastry bag. For border decorations and dots, use a #3 round pastry tip. For small detailed decorations, use a #1 or #2 round pastry tip. Makes: about 1 cup.

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