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Source: Wilton method
Make: 1½ cup
1½ tbsp meringue powder (refer to note 1 and photo above)
2 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar
3 tbsp warm water
- Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (about 8-10 minutes).
- Adjust the consistency if needed. If it’s too runny, add more sugars. If it’s too hard, add more water. Add colouring and mix well. Transfer icing to a piping bag with a small tip, decorate as desired. Keep the icing covered or else it will dry out.
- I use Wilton brand which is available in local baking ingredient supply shop. Meringue powder is made from dehydrated egg whites, sugar, gum, corn starch and an array of stabilizers and flavoring agents. For further info, please read these links (buzzle and wisegeek).
- Instead of making the royal icing, you can buy the ready-made icing ie Wilton decorative icing tube (as shown in photo above).