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To make the spectacular bursts on July 4th desserts, you'll need three pastry bags—one for each color. Fit one bag with a small round tip (we used Ateco #2) and the remaining two with very small tips (such as Ateco #0).

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk water and meringue powder with a mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes. Add sugar, and beat until icing holds a ribbonlike trail on the surface for 5 seconds when beater is raised. (Icing should be the consistency of glue.)

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  • Transfer two-thirds of the white icing to the squeeze bottle with the larger hole or to the pastry bag fitted with the larger tip.

  • Divide remaining icing in half, and tint one half using red food coloring and the other half using the 2 blue food colorings until desired colors are achieved.

  • Transfer red and blue icings to the remaining 2 squeeze bottles or the pastry bags fitted with the smaller tips.

Cook's Notes

Icing can be refrigerated in an airtight container (with a damp paper towel covering the surface) for up to 1 week.

Reviews

23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 1