I was surprised to learn that I hadn’t posted my royal icing recipe years ago when I posted the sugar cookie recipe I used. I know I posted my usual buttercream, but I on occasion also pull out the royal icing, which I have done a couple times recently to celebrate campus accomplishments — including our annual big concert, and a colleague who celebrated having worked on-campus for 20 years! Here you can see our “C” to help recognize the students and staff who put in so much work.
1 lb powdered sugar
5 Tbps meringue powder
1/2 c water
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine sugar and meringue powder. Mixing on low speed, add a scant 1/2 cup water. Mix until icing holds a ribbon-like trail on its surface for five seconds.