Royal Icing Frosting

Contributed By: Parker


2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons water
4-1/2 teaspoons meringue powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Food coloring, optional


1. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, water, meringue powder and cream of tartar; beat on low speed just until combined. Beat on high for 4 to 5 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Tint with food coloring 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.

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Curious to learn how to make royal icing? for this stunning cookie decoration. Royal icing is different from other types of icing because it dries quickly and has a super-smooth finish
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
YIELD: about 1 cup.
Nutrition Facts
1 teaspoon: 24 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.

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