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Dani Fiori's Royal Icing

Use to make adorable decorated cookies from Sweet Dani B owner Dani Fiori.

  • Yield: Makes about 5 cups
Dani Fiori's Royal Icing

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February 2011


  • 1/2 cup meringue powder
  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Using a hand mixer with the whisk attachment, mix together meringue powder with 1 cup water until soft peaks form, about 1 minute. Using the beater attachments, add sugar and lemon juice; continue mixing until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.

Reviews (7)

  • bibliobethica 26 Feb, 2011

    I noticed Dani is now selling her icing. What is the shelf life? Can I keep in days, weeks, maybe even months?

  • mhturgeon 14 Feb, 2011

    I used all 2lbs. of sugar. I used 4 oz. Wilton squeeze bottles from Michael's - It took me three really drippy get the hang of it...but they turned out fantastic.

    I used the Ideal Sugar Cookies from Martha Stewart Recipes.

  • allwhippedup 12 Feb, 2011

    I didn't have any problems putting the 2#'s in of sugar. Did you buy a bag of domino's powder sugar?? That's what I used, if you measure out 8 cups of powdered sugar that will work too. I've made this recipe 2x and didn't have any problems.

  • crissseee 10 Feb, 2011

    Did anybody have trouble incorporating all 2 pounds of sugar? After 1 pound, the icing was already stiffer than she had on the show...I stopped at that point but now after 2 days my cookies STILL aren't dry..I want to cry!!

  • RodeoMama 5 Feb, 2011

    Yes, refrigerate leftover icing. And she uses paste food color (it won't water down icing like the liquid colors you get at the grocery store). Paste food color is available at baking supply stores, Michaels, and to name a few. (I do cake decorating...) Add it after you've mixed up the icing. I make a batch of icing, separate into bowls/containers for each color and then add color and mix well. Have fun!

  • DLC9175 2 Feb, 2011

    I didn't get how Dani added the coloring of the icing. Can you add just food coloring or a powder coloring of some kind(appropriate for food)?

  • Steph57 2 Feb, 2011

    On the show Dani mentioned storing the leftover icing in plastic deli containers. I don't recall her mentioning if it should be refrigerated or how long it could be stored. Does anyone know about this?

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