Recipe: Royal Icing

Posted by Jen Chiappisi on Friday, November 5th, 2010 in Recipes

This is a recipe for Royal Icing straight from one of my friends. Beth Rode Maurer. It includes ingredients, instructions and any further information that might help you recreate it.


  • 1 lb. Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 3/8 Cup* Milk/Water
  • 1-2 Tbs light corn syrup
  • Flavoring as desired (I personally use butter or vanilla)

Makes: About 3 cups of icing.


In a mixing bowl, mix the sugar and corn syrup first.  Slowly add water until you reach the consistency needed.  If you are looking for piping consistency, you’ll want something that has the consistency of a paste and can keep it’s form when you drizzle it on the sides of the mixing bowl.  If you are looking for filling consistency, it will look very similar to glue you would find in your child’s glue bottle.  This is a very forgiving recipe, if you add too much liquid (milk or water) add more sugar until you get what you want.

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