Cookie Decorating 101 – Royal Icing

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Royal icing is actually really simple and cheap to make.  Here is a step-by-step recipe showing how to make it!


  • 2 1/4 cup of sifted icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of egg white powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • 4 tablespoon of water

Kitchen-aid stand mixer is not required but it is really useful and much easier!  If u have one,  use it!

Put 1 1/2 cups of icing sugar in a bowl.  Stir in egg white powder.  Add water and cream of tartar.  Beat on high speed for 7 minutes with paddle attachment.  Add remaining icing sugar, beat until well mixed.  Always cover with a damp cloth or place in an air tight container and refrigerate.

Sifting icing is important! Don’t skip this step, otherwise you will have lumpy icing.
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Here is the egg white powder.
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Don’t worry it does look a bit watery at first
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See, pretty stiff and solid after 7 minutes of high speed whipping
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I always cover a layer of plastic warp on top to avoid any skin form.
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