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Royal Icing made with three ingredients, this is the best recipe you can find. You can use this icing to decorate macarons or cookies. I use this recipe a lot for macarons. The great thing about is, that icing hardens fast and does not damage macaron shells. It is also great for packaging and serving. Follow the instructions and video tutorial on my YouTube Channel and you can master this decor.

royal icing flowers on macarons.

How to make this recipe

In the mixing bowl add sifted powdered sugar and meringue powder. Using a whisk or spatula, mix for a few seconds. Add warm water and beat on low speed for 5-7 minutes. Icing will be lighter in color. Check the consistency of the icing. If icing is too stiff, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time. If the icing is too thin, add powdered sugar. To decorate macarons I prefer to make icing pipping consistency. Something like buttercream. I would not recommend using thin consistency as that can damage macaron shells.

How to color Royal Icing

To color Royal Icing, use gel food coloring. Transfer icing into a small bowl, add food coloring, and mix with the spatula. Then transfer it into a pastry bag. I would recommend using a coupler in the bag. This way you can change pipping tips for more options in the decor.

royal icing flowers on macarons.

How to store

Store royal icing in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. When you are ready to decorate macarons, rewhip icing at low speed using the paddle attachment. Add water if necessary, until desired consistency is achieved.

royal icing flowers on macarons.

If you make this Royal Icing, please tag me on social media and make sure to leave a rating down below. I would love to see your creations.

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royal icing

Royal Icing

Marina
Royal Icing made with three ingredients, this is the best recipe you can find. Great to decorate macarons.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 964 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer
  • 1 spatula

Ingredients
  

Royal Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 Tbsp meringue powder
  • 3 Tbsp warm water

Instructions
 

How to make Royal Icing

  • In the mixing bowl add sifted powdered sugar and meringue powder.
  • Using whisk or spatula, mix mixture for a few seconds.
  • Add water and beat on low speed for 5-7 minutes. Icing will be lighter in color. Check consistency of the icing. If icing is too stiff, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time. If icing is too thin, add powdered sugar.
  • Transfer par of the icing into small and add food coloring.
  • Mix with the spatula and transfer into piping bag.

Notes

How to store: store royal icing in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 964kcalCarbohydrates: 240gProtein: 6gSodium: 109mgPotassium: 95mgSugar: 235gCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.2mg
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