Royal Icing Recipe
Yield: about 5 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 6 tbl meringue powder (or dried egg whites)
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 2 lbs (2 boxes) confectioners sugar
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the meringue powder and warm water and whisk by hand just to break up any clumps. Let this sit 1-2 minutes.
  2. Using the paddle attachment, begin beating the water/meringue powder on slowest speed. Gradually add the confectioners sugar, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Once all of the sugar has been added, increase the speed to med-high and beat for two minutes - the icing should whiten in color and thicken.
  3. Color the icing while it is nice and thick in small batches then thin it out as necessary for decorating.
Recipe by Eat Some Wear Some at http://eatsomewearsome.com/gingerbread-house/