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Royal Icing


  • Servings: 2
  • Time Cook: 2h
  • Time Prep: 30m

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3-1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 drops glycerin
  • food coloring
Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Add sugar, lemon juice and glycerin Beat 1 min. If icing is too thick, add water. If tooo thin, add more sugar.

Divide icing into smaller bowls. Tint with small amounts of paste or liquid food coloring; mix well for an even color.

Piping The technique that produces the most intricate effects, piping requires a steady hand and a piping tool.

Homemade piping bag can be made from a parchment paper triangle by rolling the triangle tightly into a cone. Fill halfway with icing, fold down the top, and snip the tip with scissor to make a small hole;. or

Use a ready- made cloth or plastic pastry bag fitted with a coupler and a tip; or

A metal forcing tube and plunger assembly.

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