This recipe for royal icing, originally published in the December 2007 issue of Martha Stewart Living is used to make Television's Gingerbread Town-Square Cake of 2007.
- Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 cups
Photography: Sang An
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2007
- 1 pound confectioners' sugar, plus more if needed
- 5 tablespoons meringue powder
Beat sugar, meringue powder, and a scant 1/4 cup water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on low speed until smooth, about 7 minutes. If icing is too thick, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time; if too thin, beat icing for 2 to 3 minutes more, or add more sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Use immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature overnight; stir before using.