In this recipe for royal icing the meringue powder replaces egg whites. I didn t use it for gingerbread houses though.
Gingerbread house icing meringue powder. 3 tablespoons meringue powder. Store remaining icing in an airtight container for up to two weeks. 1 2 teaspoon cream of tartar.
You can find meringue powder at craft stores such as michaels gourmet stores and specialty cake decorating shops. Before reusing re whip using a paddle attachment on low speed until it s back to the correct consistency. I wanted an icing that dried hard and shiny so i.
Royal icing is the icing of choice for everything from decorating gingerbread houses to sugar cookies. 4 to 5 tablespoons warm water. It dries hard with a shiny smear proof finish and is easy to customize with color and flavor.
It s the best option for projects like gingerbread houses since unlike buttercream frosting royal icing will harden once dry. Use royal icing when you want a smooth surface that dries hard. I make mine with meringue powder but some people use egg whites.
Use immediately or transfer to an airtight container royal icing hardens quickly when exposed to air and refrigerate up to 1 week. This recipe calls for meringue powder in place of egg whites. Since this icing is made with meringue powder and not raw egg whites it is safe to eat.
It dries hard with a shiny smear proof finish and is easy to customize with color and flavor. Using only three ingredients this royal icing recipe is great for decorating cookies gingerbread houses and piping flowers. This recipe makes 3 cups of icing and uses meringue powder rather than egg whites as the base.
This is the best icing recipe ever. Royal icing is the edible glue or mortar that holds a gingerbread house together and can be used to make fancy sugar decorations. In a large bowl beat confectioners sugar water meringue powder and cream of tartar with an electric mixer at low speed.
Stir well with a flexible spatula before using. I tried it again today and sifted all dry ingredients first into the bowl. Great for assembling gingerbread houses cookie trains cookie cottages any edible food project.
3 3 4 cups confectioners sugar. It s the key to keeping your gingerbread house from falling down. However if you flavor it correctly lemon almond or vanilla etc it really can taste good so don t be afraid to try it.
This recipe makes 3 cups of icing and uses meringue powder rather than egg whites as the base. The meringue powder clumped up and the icing was horrible to use because clumps of solidified powder kept getting stuck in my tips. This is also the frosting that is used to hold gingerbread houses together it dries like glue.