Royal Icing

May 2, 2020

Yields1 Serving
Ingredients
 4 cups Confectioner's Sugar
 5 tbsp Warm Water
 3 tbsp Meringue Powder
Directions
1

Beat all ingredients together until icing forms peaks
(7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).

2

Let the icing sit for 15 minutes to an hour to let air bubbles
rise naturally. Alternately, tap the bowl on the table several times to force the air bubbles up. Gently stir the top surface to release the air.

Tips and Tricks for Icing Consistency
3

Stiffer consistency: Use 1 tablespoon less water. Stiff royal icing is preferred for making 3-D decorations. With stiffer royal icing, opt for larger piping tips to relieve the pressure on the piping bag.

4

Medium consistency for icing outlining: Add ⅛ teaspoons of water for every cup of stiff icing. Use a flat utensil like a small angled or straight silicone spatula to mix in a figure 8 motion. Avoid beating or mixing vigorously.

5

Thin consistency for flooding: To thin for pouring, add 1 teaspoon water per cup of royal icing. Use a grease-free spoon or spatula to stir slowly. Add 1/2 teaspoon water at a time until you reach proper consistency. Use a flat utensil like a small angled or straight silicone spatula to mix in a figure 8 motion. Avoid beating or mixing vigorously.

10 Second Test: To check for correct thin consistency for flooding, take some icing on a spatula and drop it back down into the bowl. If it sinks after a full count of 10, then the consistency is thin enough for flooding.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 4 cups Confectioner's Sugar
 5 tbsp Warm Water
 3 tbsp Meringue Powder

Directions

Directions
1

Beat all ingredients together until icing forms peaks
(7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).

2

Let the icing sit for 15 minutes to an hour to let air bubbles
rise naturally. Alternately, tap the bowl on the table several times to force the air bubbles up. Gently stir the top surface to release the air.

Tips and Tricks for Icing Consistency
3

Stiffer consistency: Use 1 tablespoon less water. Stiff royal icing is preferred for making 3-D decorations. With stiffer royal icing, opt for larger piping tips to relieve the pressure on the piping bag.

4

Medium consistency for icing outlining: Add ⅛ teaspoons of water for every cup of stiff icing. Use a flat utensil like a small angled or straight silicone spatula to mix in a figure 8 motion. Avoid beating or mixing vigorously.

5

Thin consistency for flooding: To thin for pouring, add 1 teaspoon water per cup of royal icing. Use a grease-free spoon or spatula to stir slowly. Add 1/2 teaspoon water at a time until you reach proper consistency. Use a flat utensil like a small angled or straight silicone spatula to mix in a figure 8 motion. Avoid beating or mixing vigorously.

10 Second Test: To check for correct thin consistency for flooding, take some icing on a spatula and drop it back down into the bowl. If it sinks after a full count of 10, then the consistency is thin enough for flooding.

Royal Icing