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Royal Icing
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Servings: 2 -3 cups
  • 4 cups of confectioner's sugar
  • 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • food coloring gel optional
  • edible sprinkles optional
  • NOTE: Please make sure you use pasteurized egg whites and NOT raw egg whites. Pasteurized egg whites are available at most grocery stores in a carton in the egg section.
  • Also I find that food coloring gel is a better choice because it's more concentrated and will not impact the liquid level of the icing.
  1. Combine the egg whites and vanilla in a mixer and beat until frothy.
  2. Gradually add the confectioner's sugar until it's fully incorporated and the icing is shiny.
  3. Keep beating until the mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks.