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Royal Icing

Rated as 3.74 out of 5 Stars

"This icing is usually put on the wedding cake after the Almond Paste is applied."
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Ingredients

servings 159
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 - 2 1/2 cups)

Directions

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  1. Beat egg whites lightly and add enough sugar to make icing that will hold shape. Blend in lemon juice to get desired consistency. Spread over Almond Paste on cake and let harden. Decorate.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Making Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 159 calories; 0 40.1 0.6 0 10 Full nutrition

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Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

My mom and i used to decorate cakes for wedddings. She used this recipe all the time for the fine details used on the cakes. Her tip was to use a drop of blue food colouring to keep the icing a ...

Most helpful critical review

Royal icing is generally used to make decorations on cakes and to "cement" decorations together, and is not recommended for icing cakes. I did use this recipe as I was out of meringue powder an...

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My mom and i used to decorate cakes for wedddings. She used this recipe all the time for the fine details used on the cakes. Her tip was to use a drop of blue food colouring to keep the icing a ...

Royal icing is generally used to make decorations on cakes and to "cement" decorations together, and is not recommended for icing cakes. I did use this recipe as I was out of meringue powder an...

This is the first time i tried royal icing n it turned out pretty good. i used it to decorate my cookies n the icing hardened well in the fridge. but smelled of raw eggs which was a turn off. ev...

Perfect for making roses that need to withstand though stuff, also perfect for decorating sugar (scene) eggs.

This recepie was not good at all. I tried it and it came out too sost for Icing. Plus it was way to sugary If I were you I wouldnt try this Recepie

recipe din't make up well for me- too loose

We loved this frosting. We did subsitute almond extract for the lemon. It took several hours or over night to set frosting completley

Absolutely amazing for decorating cookies and so easy to make however it doesn't work very well for holding things together. The outside get's crusty but the inside (if using a thicker coat) sta...

I agree with a number of the other reviews. This icing was okay, although it was a bit loose, so to get it to set, I used quite a lot of sugar. As a result, it was very sweet.