Royal Icing for a Gingerbread House

This recipe will see you through assembling and decorating a 6-by-7-inch gingerbread house with plenty left over for snowdrifts and other[ essentials.]

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min

Yield:
about 2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Directions
  • Combine the confectioners' sugar and meringue powder in a large bowl. Add the vanilla and 5 tablespoons water and beat on medium-high speed with an electric mixer, scraping down the sides as necessary, until the icing forms thick and glossy peaks, about 2 minutes, adding up to 1 tablespoon more water if needed. Divide the icing between 2 piping bags, one fitted with a small plain tip and the other fitted with a large plain tip.

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  • Special equipment: 2 piping bags, one fitted with a small plain tip and the other fitted with a large plain tip


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