Saturday, December 17, 2011

Stuck Like Glue

If you want to take a crack at making a gingerbread house or if you just need to decorate some cookies, royal icing is just what you'll need. Royal icing can be used as a sort of edible glue for all your pastry needs!

Royal Icing
Printable recipe

  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 1.5 Tbsp meringue powder (available in craft stores)
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla, or almond (or peppermint!) extract

1) Combine powdered sugar with meringue powder in a small mixing bowl.
2) Add water and extract.
3) Using an electric mixer, beat on high for about six minutes until stiff peaks form.

4) Add coloring if wanted and use to decorate your cookies or to make your gingerbread house! If icing is too thick add water.


  1. Thanks for this recipe! I usually use buttercream and fondant for my cakes as I never wanted to venture out to royal icing however I want to start making and decorating cookies so this is perfect :)

  2. Yeah, I like that it really sets unlike regular icing so that the icing won't get damaged by stacking cookies on top of each other!


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