Royal Icing (for Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments)

Author: Canadian Living

Meringue powder is available at bulk or cake-decorating supply stores. For decorating, set aside 2 cups (500 mL) of this icing for the Icing Paint and use the remainder for piping the outlines.

  • Portion size 625 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Best: 2005


  • 1/4 cup meringue powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 2/3 cups icing sugar


In bowl, beat meringue powder with water until foamy, about 2 minutes. Add icing sugar; beat until stiff, about 9 minutes. Cover with damp cloth to prevent drying out.

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Royal Icing (for Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments)