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Royal Icing Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lisa Breon

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/3 c meringue powder
1/2 c warm water
1/4-1 tsp butter flavoring
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 lb confectioners sugar
1 Tbsp corn syrup

Directions:
Directions:
Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, mix meringue powder with warm water until doubled in size 1-2 minutes do not overmix. Add flavorings and lemon juice mixing just until incorporated. Add 1 lb sugar and mix until incorporated. Add corn syrup and mix until incorporated. Add remaining sugar and mix until fully incorporated. Continue to mix for 3 minutes on high - your icing will start to turn white and have a fluffy look.
But DO NOT overmix. Over mixing will cause icing to collapse. This will yield a VERY stiff icing. If too stiff add small amounts of water.

It is best to start with very stiff icing. If you are going to store it at all before using, the less water the less it separates. When you color icing this adds liquid so you may regret adding too much water to start with.

 

 

 

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