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fox ginger bread

royal icing

recipe from the butter book
royal icing for building gingerbread and piping cookies
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine european


  • stand mixer with paddle attachment


  • 455 g icing sugar
  • 80 g egg whites about 2 eggs
  • 3 g cream of tartar
  • 9 g water


  • Sift the icing sugar to remove lumps, add in the bowl of the stand mixer and add the water, egg whites and cream of tartar, mix for a minute or two with the paddle attachment at a low/medium speed until combined, scrape bowl with a spatula and then turn up speed to high and mix for 5 minutes or until peaks form.
    Place in a bowl or lidded box and cover with a layer of plastic wrap touching the surface so a crust doesn't form then add a wet paper towel on top and add another layer of plastic wrap, then if using tub/box place on lid and keep in the fridge.
    lasts for two weeks.
    if using right away cover bowl with a damp towel until ready.
Keyword icing