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Glossy Royal Icing

Glossy Royal Icing

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars
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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."


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, or more as needed


  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.