Simple Icing

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Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


6 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons meringue powder
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Food coloring paste or drops


1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients and 6 to 8 Tbsp. water until smooth. Divide mixture into 5 to 6 small bowls; tint icing in each bowl with desired food coloring paste or drops, stirring until blended.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Wilton Meringue Powder. Meringue powder and food coloring paste can be found at crafts and cake-decorating stores.


Amy Tornquist,

Watts Grocery, Durham, North Carolina,

Southern Living

April 2009
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