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Royal Icing

  • yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups
Photography: Johnny Miller

Ingredients

  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup meringue powder
  • 1/2 cup water, plus more if needed
  • Gel-paste food coloring in colors such as violet, lemon yellow, soft pink, or leaf green (sugarcraft.com), for tinting

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Combine sugar, meringue powder, and water in the bowl of a mixer. Beat on medium speed until smooth, about 4 minutes. (If icing is too thick, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time.)

  2. Step 2

    Divide icing into batches, and mix in a different shade of food coloring to each to tint.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 2010