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Royal Icing

Yield Makes about 3 cups


  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons warm water

How to Make It

  1. Beat all ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer until blended.

  2. Beat at high speed 4 to 5 minutes or until stiff peaks form. If icing is too stiff, add additional water, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency.

  3. Note: Icing dries rapidly; keep extra icing covered tightly at all times while working. Look for meringue powder and icing decorations at crafts stores and cake-decorating stores. We used an egg-mold kit from Wilton (1-800-794-5866 or and candy flowers from Sweet Celebrations (1-800-328-6722 or