*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Royal Icing
 
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #8892
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5      tablespoons   meringue powder (found in cake decorating
                         -- stores)
      1/2  cup           minus 2 tablespoons water
                         or
    2                    egg whites -- at room temperature
      1/2  teaspoon      cream of tartar
    2      teaspoons     water
    1      pound         confectioners'
 
 Place all the ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat
 slowly until they are blended. Then beat at medium speed until icing
 forms stiff peaks, about 5 minutes. Add more sugar if the icing is not
 stiff enough or a few drops of water if it is too stiff. Use
 immediately or cover the bowl with a damp cloth to prevent drying when
 not in use. Allow at least 24 hours for royal icing decorations to dry
 at room temperature.
 
 Yield: 2 1/2 cups
 
 
 
 
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