Royal Icing -

Royal Icing

1/2 CupWater, warm
1/4 CupMeringue Powder, sifted
4 1/2 CupsIcing Sugar

1) In bowl, blend water with meringue powder for two minutes. Blend in icing sugar gradually, blending for four minutes. (3/4 cup of raw egg whites)
2) Set aside half of the icing.
3) Pipe icing to decorate.

Tip: For a whiter icing; add in white food coloring; when dried, it will be an off white no matter how white it appears when blending.

Tip: For the icing to dry faster, add in more icing sugar.