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Royal Icing Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Jennifer


  • 4 Tablespoons of meringue powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar about 4 cups
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp light corn syrup
  • few drops clear extract optional for taste only


  • First I mix the meringue powder and water until it's foamy.
  • Then I add the powdered sugar (be sure to start off on low or else the powder will fly up in your face)
  • Once the powdered sugar is mixed completely in I add the corn syrup.
  • Mix about 5 to 7 minutes until a high peak is seen. (Note: Make sure the peak stands straight up. If it flops over even just a bit it's still not ready.
  • Immediately cover it with plastic wrap so it doesn't dry out. Make sure no air is trapped in between the plastic wrap and the icing.
  • Separate the icing into containers to add gel paste food color (if desired)