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I found this on the Wilton forums when searching the web for an eggless royal icing substitute. I made a batch this morning and used it to assemble a gingerbread house. The pieces stuck together easily, the icing isn't running, and the roof isn't slipping at all. I'm very pleased! (Note: I'm posting the recipe as I found it, but I had to add an extra tsp of liquid - I used water, total of 3 tsp - as it was very pellet-like at first.)
- 1. In a small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar and first liquid (water or rice milk) until smooth.
- 2. Add corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
- 3. Divide into bowls, and add food colorings to each to desired intensity. Remember, colors will lighten slightly when dry. Dip, pour or paint with a brush onto the cookies. Set aside to dry.
- 4. Cover icing with damp cloth when not using to prevent crusting.