Monday, December 21, 2015

Royal Icing Tutorial 101

Happy Monday! I say that sincerely since my exams are over and I got to sleep in today!! This post is part of a link up that Katie and myself are hosting called the #BloggersBakeChristmasCookies collaboration. Many bloggers you may know will be sharing their favorite Christmas cookie recipe today so keep an eye out on Instagram through that hashtag to see their recipes. You may be able to combine their recipes with mine today. I thought I would change it up a bit and share a frosting recipe and method used for cookies rather than just a cookie recipe. Today I will be teaching you how to do royal icing  so you can easily decorate cookies to look adorable for any occasion. These are tricky but with my full proof recipe you will be able to do it in no time!

This frosting method can also work perfectly with my snickerdoodle cookies that were made this weekend. Take which ever cookies recipe and cookie cutters you love and let them cool completely before applying your royal icing!
2 cups confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons warm water
3 tablespoons meringue powder
Squeeze icing bottles
Beat all the ingredients in the mixer for about 7-10 minutes until stiff peaks form.
For the outlined icing use 1 tablespoon less water and maybe add a little more confectioners sugar if needed while beating.
For the flood icing add a bit of water as needed to make it a smidge runnier than the outlined icing. You really have to eye ball it and hope for the best, but it isn't too hard.
Transfer to bowl before adding food coloring. It is best if you use paste rather than food coloring drops. (I used drops hence why mine look pink and not red).
Complete the outline icing first to the cooled cookies and let set for at least 5 minutes.
Then use the squeeze bottle to add the flood icing. Add a dot of the icing to the middle and use a toothpick to spread it to the edges so the icing doesn't flood over the side of the cookie.
They will look very glossy until they dry.
They will still look nice and shiny though once they are complete.
These do best if you let them dry overnight before eating or adding more designs.

This is what they should look like when they are dry! Again, feel free to use any cookie, any colors, any designs, or themes. This is a very versatile tutorial and I will be demonstrating it even more in the future I'm sure! Y'all enjoy these last few days before Christmas :)

Talk to you soon!



  1. These look delicious! Thanks for hosting with me!


    1. Thanks! I loved the link up and think everyone did a great job! I loved your recipe :)

      Juliana Grace

  2. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing and inviting me to share my favorite recipe too!

    xx, Abbie

    1. Thanks so much! I loved your recipe too, good job!

      Juliana Grace


Go ahead and leave me a comment! I will get back to you as soon as I can!