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Saturday, August 18, 2012

How to make Royal Icing

My version of Royal Icing:

6 Tablespoons Wilton Meringue Powder
2 pounds powder sugar (one bag)
3/4 cups warm water
2 teaspoon Vanilla or Almond flavoring (optional)

Because this frosting dries quickly, and very hard, this is the recommended frosting to use for gluing together the walls and roof sections. Keep all utensils completely grease-free.

This frosting is fast drying – keep bowl covered with a damp cloth. If icing is too thick when using fine tubes, add a few drops of water. For thicker icing, beat in a little extra confectioners sugar. Store leftover frosting, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for weeks. Rebeat before using again.


Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

6 Tablespoons Wilton Meringue Powder
2 pounds powder sugar (one bag)

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

Mix on low

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

3/4 cup warm water

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

With the mixer on low, slowly pour the water into the powder sugar / meringue mix.

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

Keep pouring.....

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

Keep pouring.....

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

Keep pouring.....

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

Keep mixing until water is completely incorporated.  Takes about a minute.

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

Your frosting will now be smooth and thin, resembling glaze.

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

Put mixer on level 3
Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

Set timer for 7 minutes

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

After 7 minutes you will now have a glossy and fluffy frosting

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing


Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

My non-scientific method test the frosting is done... mash the frosting in between two fingers.  If it is tacky and fluffy it's ready.  If it's not very tacky and fluffy, then it's too dry and needs more water.

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing


Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

Scrape all frosting from the beater

Ultimate Gingerbread - How to make Royal Icing

Cover any un-used (un-bagged) portions of the frosting under a damp towel to prevent the frosting from drying out.

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