Glossy Royal Icing

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I received this recipe from a professional baker. I prefer to use this instead of a regular royal icing recipe with egg whites. It hardens nicely and is glossy rather than matte like regular royal icing. Use almond, orange, or lemon extract, whatever you prefer.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
2 -1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup warm water

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, or more as needed

Directions

  1. Stir warm water, corn syrup, and almond extract together in a small bowl until corn syrup and extract have dissolved. Place confectioners' sugar into a separate bowl and add liquid ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until royal icing is smooth. Store in a lidded container for up to a week; stir thoroughly before using.

Cook's Notes:

For thick icing, which you will need for outlining and details, add more sugar until icing is quite thick. Icing can be thinned with a few drops of water to make a glaze for filling in outlines or dipping cookies.

Icing hardens into a shiny glaze quickly. Keep stirring your bowl of icing as you work with it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

24 Calories
6g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 24
% Daily Value *
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Calcium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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