Royal Icing

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Professional Pastry Chef

By Bo Friberg

Published 1989

  • About

This type of icing is also called decorating icing, because that is its principal use. Royal icing is one of the best materials with which to practice piping. It is inexpensive and easy to make, and it can be piped and formed into almost any shape. Royal icing is used a great deal around Christmastime to decorate gingerbread and Christmas cookies, and is essential for making gingerbread houses. Because it becomes hard and brittle when dry, royal icing is used more for decorating than