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One Cup Royal Icing


We all have our favorite royal icing recipes, but sometimes they just don’t scale down right when you only need a little.This recipe makes a mini batch, perfect for doing a small batch of cookies, string work accents or a quick session of piping practice.

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  • 2 cups 10x confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 3-4 tablespoons water


Servings 1


Step 1

Ensure that all your tools are very clean and grease free before starting.

Combine confectioner’s sugar, meringue powder and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer.

Slowly add water until a sticky ball has formed, and then add water by the drop until a glue-like consistency is reached.

Beat on the lowest speed for 7-10 minutes.

For thinner icing, add more water a drop at a time until desired consistency is reached.

For flavored icing, substitute 1 teaspoon of water for a clear flavored extract.

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