Royal Icing (for gingerbread party houses)

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Since this icing dries out very quickly, it's important to keep it covered with plastic wrap or a damp towel.

  • Portion size 625 servings


  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 egg whites


This is the original Royal Icing recipe from our December 1990 story, Let's have a gingerbread party! Click here to read gingerbread party materials and instructions.

In bowl, sift together icing sugar and cream of tartar. Using electric mixer beat in egg whites for 7 to 10 minutes or until icing is thick enough to hold its shape.
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Royal Icing (for gingerbread party houses)