Yellow Royal Icing

  • Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup, enough for 9 dozen cookies
Yellow Royal Icing

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2007


  • 7 1/2 teaspoons meringue powder
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons water
  • Lemon-yellow gel-paste food coloring


  1. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat meringue powder, sugar, and 3 tablespoons water until smooth, about 1 minute. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture is the consistency of honey. Add food coloring until desired color is reached. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a small plain round tip (such as Ateco #2). Use immediately.


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