This classic icing for decorating sets up and dries quickly.
It's perfect to use this icing for cookies or cupcakes which will be stacked on top of each other on a tray.
It's not difficult or expensive to make this icing. You can leave it pure white or color it to your liking and unique wedding theme.
Here is what you need:
Ingredients for Royal icing
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)
Combine all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Beat on low speed just until combined. Proceed to beat on high until stiff peaks form for approximately 4-5 minutes.
Color with a little bit food coloring if you wish.
When using this icing to decorate, place the icing in a pastry bag. If you need to make border decorations and dots, use #3 round pastry tip. If you need to make some small detailed decorations, use #1 or #2 round pastry tip instead.
This recipe makes about 1 cup of icing.
Tip: If you have any icing left over remember to keep it covered at all times with a damp cloth so it doesn't stiffen. If you need to, simply beat the icing up again on high speed to restore texture.