Monday, December 10, 2012

Royal Frosting and Gingerbread Houses

Excited to make Gingerbread houses tonight with my family. We have the Gingerbread made and ready to go. Bought some gingerbread house cookie cutters at Michaels.

 Now I needed a Royal Icing Recipe. So I found this recipe from this website ( You do need Meringue Powder, which can be found at a speciality cooking store, Hobby Lobby or Michaels. The picture is also a link to the website:

  • 1/4 cup meringue powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3/4 cup cool water

  • Directions

    1. Place the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the cool water, and stir slowly to allow the sugar to dissolve.
    2. Mix on low speed at first, increasing to high speed over several minutes. Beat until the icing is fluffy.
    3. Keep the frosting covered with a damp towel and some plastic wrap until you have time to use it.
    4. Divide the frosting into smaller containers and mix with food coloring for several colors.
    5. To use for piping, put a tip in the bottom of a disposable pastry bag. Using a coupler will allow you to change tips with ease.
    6. Use a tall, heavy-bottomed glass to hold the pastry bag while you add the frosting. Take care not to fill the bag more than half full.
    7. Close the back of the pastry bag with a twist tie or spring clip, to keep the icing from backing up over your hand when you squeeze it.
    This is the beautiful Gingerbread house they made:

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