Royal Icing For Cupcakes

Written by Mette Morgan  | Published in Cupcake Ideas
Recipe for Royal Icing Recipe for Royal Icing Mette Morgan

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)

Method:

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.

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