Royal Icing

Some people are concerned about salmonella in raw egg. If this is a concern for you, use the pasteurized egg whites available at the store or Eggology’s organic product.

Makes: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 6


  • 1⁄4 cup egg whites
  • 1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice


  • Beat egg whites until foamy. Add confectioners’ sugar until mixture is smooth.
  • Mix water and lemon; add to confectioners’ mixture a few drops at a time until correct consistency is reached.
  • Keep covered with a damp towel as you are working with it so it does not dry out.