Royal Icing Recipe or From Mix

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Royal Icing Recipe or From Mix
Ingredients and Supplies
  • 8 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 4 Tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1 Tablespoon gum arabic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 2/3 cup water
  • OR
  • Royal Icing Mix

Royal Icing is available in mix form (just add water), or you can follow the directions here to make your own royal icing.

Royal Icing is a stiff icing that is excellent for display cakes, pre made flowers, stringwork, run sugar, and putting a gingerbread house together. Not for icing a cake that will be eaten. When working with royal icing, keep bowls, beaters, bags, tips, etc... grease-free. Grease will break down royal icing. In small mixing bowl, combine water, meringue powder, and cream of tarter; beat until stiff peaks form.

In separate bowl, combine powdered sugar and gum arabic; mix thoroughly, then add to meringue. Beat on low, then medium speed until stiff peaks form. Royal Icing needs to be whipped a long time; whip until fluffy and will hold shape when piped. Keep covered with a damp towel. Store in airtight, clean, greaseless container and rewhip when ready to use.

Meringue Powder
Meringue Powder
76-1504
Unit: 4 oz. tub
Gum Arabic
Gum Arabic
76-3503
Unit: 2 oz. jar
Royal Icing Mix
Royal Icing Mix
77-101
Unit: 1 lb. bag
Red Royal Icing Mix
Red Royal Icing Mix
77-101R
Unit: 1 lb. bag
Green Royal Icing Mix
Green Royal Icing Mix
77-101G
Unit: 1 lb. bag
Black Royal Icing Mix
Black Royal Icing Mix
77-101K
Unit: 1 lb. bag