I think I’ve finally got the royal icing game down pat. I’ll be honest. The people that refer to themselves as cookiers are real artists. That shit is not easy. I’m not patient one bit, so this is extremely trying for me. But, it’s probably good practice for me. Oh, and other thing. Thank God for my mixer. Without that beautiful piece of machinery, none of these adventures in baking would be possible.
Now this new recipe makes one big think batch of icing. You will then need to divide and add water and coloring as needed. This is where the guesswork starts, and I’m sure there is a science to it. But that’s not something I know anything about. I’m just trying as I go along. This one came from a Pinterest post that led to a blog called noshtastic.com. There are several great tips on that blog for cookie making.
2 pounds powdered sugar
1/2 cup meringue powder
1 cup water (minus 1 tablespoon)