Easy Royal Icing Recipe

This thick and fluffy royal icing recipe is perfect for holding together Christmas gingerbread houses.
White Royal Icing Recipe

White Royal Icing Recipe

In a few simple steps, this thick and fluffy icing recipe can be ready in minutes. It's perfect for holding together Christmas gingerbread houses.

By: Heather Baird
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Ingredients

3-4 tablespoons meringue powder
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon extract

Instructions

1. Whisk together meringue powder and powdered sugar (Image 1).
2. Pour mixture into bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment.
3. Add warm water and mix on high speed for about 5-7 minutes or until stiff peaks are achieved (Image 2).
4. Transfer to a piping bag and use to assemble gingerbread house pieces.
5. Cover remaining royal icing with a damp towel to prevent crusting (Image 3).

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