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Royal Icing Recipe

Royal Icing

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

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Original recipe makes 2 - 2 1/2 cups Change Servings


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 24, 2008

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 brilliant white.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 03, 2008

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. even the guests noticed which was very embarrassing!


21 Ratings

Oct 14, 2005

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 and it turned out pretty decent.

Aug 29, 2002

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

Jul 18, 2007

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

Jan 02, 2004

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

Feb 17, 2010

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

Apr 15, 2009

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.


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  • Calories
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.1 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 10 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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