Wilton Royal Icing Recipe

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You can make this easy royal icing recipe with three ingredients: meringue powder, confectioners’ sugar and water.

There’s more than one way to make this hard-drying icing. You can make royal icing with meringue powder, eggs or you can mix up a no-egg variation.

Either way, this smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making decorations in advance.

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Royal Icing Recipe

3 tablespoons Wilton Meringue Powder
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (about 1 lb.)
5 tablespoons water
Instructions:
Step 1: In large bowl, beat all ingredients at medium speed of stand mixer until icing forms peaks and loses its sheen, 7-10 minutes. If using a hand mixer, beat at high speed 10-12 minutes. If peaks are not forming, increase the mixer speed and continue to beat.
Step 2: To prevent drying, cover the bowl with a damp cloth while working with icing.

Hints:
Thinned Royal Icing: To thin for pouring, add 1 teaspoon water per cup of royal icing. adding 1/2 teaspoon water at a time until you reach the proper consistency. Use grease-free spoon or spatula to stir slowly.

Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. Before using, beat well at low speed.

Last Updated on January 22, 2023 by Sylvia Collins

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