|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 23g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 23g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Royal icing is the icing of choice for everything from decorating gingerbread houses to sugar cookies. This recipe calls for meringue powder in place of egg whites. You can find meringue powder at craft stores (such as Michaels), gourmet stores and specialty cake decorating shops.
4 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons meringue powder
1/4-1/2 cup water, warm
Beat the powdered sugar and meringue powder together with an electric mixer.
Beat in 1/4 cup of the warm water. If the icing isn't smooth enough, add additional water, one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.
Note: For gingerbread house decorating, your icing should be the consistency of toothpaste. For cookie decorating, you will want a slightly thinner icing.