Royal icing is both decorative and useful as an edible “glue” to attach other elements such as candies, edible glitter, and sparkling colored sugar, especially for holiday cookies and Gingerbread Folks. Royal icing is easy to make but also can be purchased at cake decorating supply stores.
MISE EN PLACE
• Into the bowl of a stand mixer, weigh or measure the powdered sugar.
• Into a 1 cup glass measure with a spout, weigh or measure the egg whites.
—Rose Levy Beranbaum
ROYAL ICING is excerpted from Rose’s Baking Basics © 2018 by Rose Levy Beranbaum. Photography © 2018 by Matthew Septimus. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.