My Very Best Royal Icing Recipe

July 2, 2015

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5 Tablespoons of Meringue Powder

3/4 Teaspoon of Cream of Tartar

3/4 Cup of Warm Water

2 lbs of Powdered Sugar

2 Tablespoons of Light Corn Syrup

1 Teaspoon of Glycerin

White gel Food Foloring (along with any other color you want)

Any artificial flavoring that you want


Whisk your meringue powder and cream of tartar with the warm water for about 30 seconds until it is foamy and there are no lumps left.

If you're working with a very small icing tip, sift your powdered sugar in a separate bowl. I usually skip this step and things turn out alright.

Now, dump all of your powdered sugar in with the meringue powder/water and put it in the mixer for about 3 minutes on medium speed.

Add your flavoring (personally, I don't add flavoring but I've heard a lot of people like either vanilla or almond), the corn syrup, the glycerin, and 15 drops of white gel food coloring.

Turn the mixer up to medium/high for about 8 minutes or until the icing holds a stiff peak.