Royal Icing (The glue that holds it together!)


  • 1 pound (3-3/4 cups) icing sugar, sifted if lumpy
  • 1 to 2 large egg whites, or substitute 4 teaspoons meringue powder (find at Michael’s or Bulk Barn) and 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together using an electric hand mixer, until the icing is smooth and thin enough to be pressed through a pastry bag with a writing tip. Add more lemon juice or water, if necessary.

You may need several batches depending on the size of your structure.

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