How to make it

  • Beat egg white until frothy using whisk. Gradually add 3 cups of powdered sugar, mixing until very thick and smooth. Add water to thin and get desired consistency.
  • Divide icing into small bowls. Add food coloring, one drop at a time until you get the color you want. If necessary, add more water by teaspoonfuls, mixing well after each addition, until desired consistency is reached.
  • *1 Tbsp. meringue powder can be substituted for egg white. Add to the powdered sugar and use additional 2 Tbsp. of warm water.

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    " It was excellent "
    bakerme ate it and said...
    I had never made decorator icing before, but used this easy, yummy recipe to make some piping decorations on my cutout Christmas cookies. It was super easy to make, dried hard, and made my cookies look soooo cute! I wasn't sure what the right consistency was supposed to be, but since I was just piping on designs, went for a honey-like thickness so I could control the flow of the icing. Since my cutout cookie recipe is so buttery tasting, I thought I might want to use a little vanilla to flavor the icing, but decided to make the recipe as is the first time out and, actually, don't think it needs any flavoring. I used the meringue powder option and only added enough water to give me the consistency I wanted. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Babs! Added to the I Made It II group on December 11, 2016: Decorator Icing
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  • mcboo 12 years ago
    These are so cute! lOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
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  • RyeoWook 13 years ago
    How much is the 3 cups of powdered sugar?Can be more specific?
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  • lilliancooks 15 years ago
    OMG!!! Babs, these are perfect! I love them! I even love that you put them on a glass looks like ice! BTW...tell your SIL that your snowman is so cute, he doesn't need a nose! :)
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  • keni 15 years ago
    How lovely these turned out, babs! :) I love the peppermint one...have seen candy canes, of course, but the mint is new to me. It's so simple, but I like it. :)
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  • babskitchen 15 years ago
    Hi michelle. No, it is thinner than that and then dries to a hard surface. But you cannot shape anything out of it.
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  • michelle73 15 years ago
    Can you make flowers with this?
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  • babskitchen 15 years ago
    Hi henrie. It should - you may need to give it a stir now and then, and if you aren't going to use it right away, cover with some plastic wrap.
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  • henrie 15 years ago
    Does this stay soft?
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