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Royal Icing

Makes 3 cups of royal icing


  • 1.5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 2 cups 250g confectioners' sugar
  • 38 ml warm water


  • Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with stand mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).


For stiffer icing, use less water.
Use gel food colouring for tinting royal icing.
Thinned Royal Icing: Thin royal icing for pouring, add 1 tsp water / cup of royal icing. Stir in using a spoon or spatula. Add 1/2 tsp water at a time until you reach desired consistency.
Adapted from Wilton