If you wanted to know how I make my icing from start to finish, you´ve come to the right place! This is a very easy and forgiving recipe.
Royal Icing Recipe:
1 bag of icing sugar (1kg) *see note below
3 tablespoons of meringue powder (30 grams)
2/3 cup of water (158 ml – do not use all at once)
1/4 cup corn syrup (85 grams)
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (15 ml)
1 tablespoon of butter bakery emulsion (15 ml)
1 teaspoon of Americolor bright white (15 ml)
*Please note that I use a 1kg (2.2 lbs) bag of powdered sugar. If you are using a 2lb bag, all you need to do is reduce the amount of water you are using by a little bit.
Place the powdered sugar and meringue powder in your mixing bowl. Using the paddle attachment or regular beaters, stir the ingredients together on the lowest speed.
While you continue on low speed add HALF of the water, corn syrup, vanilla and butter emulsion. You can use any single or combination of flavourings you want, this is my go to flavour (I will link the butter emulsion below).
Add in your white colour. You can use more than 1 teaspoon if it is not enough to bring it back to a bright white. I normally give it a good squeeze instead of measuring. Make sure to scrape your bowl down. If you find the icing needs a bit more water to come together, you can add another teaspoon or so until all the powdered sugar is incorporated.
Once everything is incorporated nicely, you can put your mixer to medium speed and mix it up for 1 minute, scrape the sides down and then mix for another 30 seconds to minute. Make sure not to mix for too much longer because if you over mix your icing will become crumbly or chalky.
If you find your icing is too thin, you can always add more powdered sugar and stir it in to thicken it up again. If your icing is too stiff, you can add a bit of water at a time to thin it down. Once you make it a few times, you´ll get the hang of how much water you need to make the consistency you like.
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