Royal Icing Recipe

Royal Icing Recipe

Royal Icing RecipeIf you are going to make a graham cracker house or a gingerbread houses this Christmas season, having the perfect Royal Icing recipe is a must! This is the recipe that my family has used for 30+ years, and it never fails us.

The key to making this recipe even more successful is to be patient and let the frosting mix in a stand mixer for close to 10 minutes! You want it to be VERY thick, so that it can act like a glue. When it sets and hardens, it is rock solid and will hold your candy and house together for all month long!

I always ate plenty of it every year when making houses as a kid, but I will warn you that it has raw eggs, so if you are worried about your little one getting sick from it – don’t let them eat very much of it – it really is for decorating the houses! Eat the candy instead  – haha!

Anyway, I hope this recipe will help you have a successful Gingerbread House creation session! If you are looking for the best Gingerbread recipe, as well as some helpful construction tips, head over to Two Moms and a Kid – this post includes our family gingerbread recipe and how my Sister puts our houses together!

Christmas Royal Icing
Yields 2
The perfect icing recipe for making gingerbread houses.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. Powdered Sugar
  2. 1/2 TSP Cream of Tartar
  3. 3 Egg Whites
Instructions
  1. Pour all ingredients into large mixing bowl and mix on low until all ingredients are mixed together.
  2. Turn mixer on high and let mix for 7-10 minutes or until icing is thick and makes peaks when touched. The thicker the icing in the more "glue" like it will be.
  3. If the icing gets too thick, add a few drops of lemon juice. Food coloring will also thin the icing a bit.
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6 thoughts on “Royal Icing Recipe

  1. Brandi

    Yes! This is the recipe that I’ve been looking for. I didn’t think royal icing had to be THAT hard to make, but finding a simple recipe has been a challenge. Thanks!

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