Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Royal Icing

This royal icing makes some fancy shcmancy cookies! It takes a bit of time, but is a lot of fun to work with and the cookies come out SO cute. The kids were at school when I made them and sure were impressed. They loved my little heart design and how smooth they were. They kept asking me how I did it, but I kept it as my little secret.

If you are looking for something a little (okay, a lot :)) quicker, try my Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. It's amazingly delicious!

4 tablespoons meringue powder
4 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons warm water

Beat all ingredients until stiff peaks form. (Make sure all bowls and utensils are totally grease-free or your icing will never reach proper consistency.) For each color of icing you want, spoon some of the thick white icing into individual bowls and add coloring. Place about half of each colored icing in a piping bag. Thin the other half of the colored icing by adding 1 teaspoon of water at a time until the icing is about the consistency of corn syrup. Place each color of thinned icing in a piping bag or squeeze bottle.

To use. Out line the area you want colored with the thicker icing. Let dry for at least 30 minutes, then fill in with the thinner icing. You can use a toothpick to spread the thinner icing if needed. Let dry at least 1 hour.

Recipe from Glorious Treats.

Linked on Sweets for a Saturday

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty hearts and the icing looks perfect. Thank you for the recipe. <3


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