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I received this exact recipe from my daughter's grade 1 teacher for the gingerbread houses they were making in class. This icing was easy to make and spreading was a breeze. I doubled the recipe and used a 1 kg package of icing sugar and it was the perfect consistancy. I didn't use any coloring this time, but I will be making this to frost cookies in the future and I will try it with the coloring then. Thanks for this recipe!

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* Pamela * December 18, 2003

Thanks for posting! Used 1 teaspoon lemon juice in place of cream of tartar & 1 teaspoon of clear vanilla...came out great.

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eavey December 30, 2009

I used this to make favors for a baby shower (Baby Pacifiers (shower Favors)). It couldn't have been simpler to whip up or easier to work with. Can't wait to decorate some Christmas cookies. Thanks, Miss Annie!

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highcotton November 22, 2008

Finally "real" royal icing!!! I love using this for decorations on cakes because the way it sets.

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bananabreadeater April 13, 2011

Great, simple icing! To Toots70 - confectioners sugar 16oz refers to weight not liquid measure. Also you don't need to chill the bowl and beaters for egg whites - that's for whipped cream. For egg whites you mostly just need to be sure they are clean as grease will prevent the whites from forming properly. Easy to get the rules confused!

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Acceptance March 21, 2011

Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you for saving me a trip to the store for meringue powder. This will go in my recipe files for safe keeping!

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Laura S. December 22, 2011

Exactly right!

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The Portugarians June 24, 2010

I hate paying big bucks for meringue powder to make royal icing. I'm thrilled to find I can make it without it! I made 1/3 of the recipe and used it to make flowers for my niece's bridal shower cupcakes. They hardened beautifully! Thanks so much for posting this, inexpensive, easy-to-work-with icing recipe!

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Marg (CaymanDesigns) April 28, 2010

this is the easiest icing ever.....I did however use liquid food colouring as that was all I had at home ad it caused the icing to split.....on my second batch I used paste/gel colour and it was perfect. it hardened up and was glossy and wonderfull. thanks for the recipe

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gooses girl April 14, 2010
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