How to make ROYAL ICING - PLUS how to store your icing for future use

4 jan. 2018
835 368 Weergaven

This has got to be the most requested video that you have asked for, so its finally here 馃挅
This video tutorial will show you how I make my royal icing to decorate my cookies. This tutorial will also show you how to store your icing in the freezer for future use as a lot of the times i found that I don't need to use all the icing at once, or i ended up with a lot of left over icing. This video will show you a handy tip on how you can store royal icing in the freezer for a few months.
Royal icing is my most favorite icing to work with. Its really fun to use for cookie decorating. Here in New Zealand however, we don't have the luxury of purchasing a lot of things that are readily available in the US market. So when we started decorating I read a lot of cookie blogs online and most of them use meringue powder in their recipes.
Its not easy to find or buy meringue powder here in NZ, only specialized shops sells them and they are quite expensive, so i searched for alternatives and found that we can also make royal icing with egg whites! Yay, that is the perfect solution for us as we always have eggs in our house.
So this recipe is for those of you who wants to make royal icing to decorate cookies and cakes but may not be able to source meringue powder in your country 馃槈馃挄
**PLEASE NOTE: If you are worried about using raw egg whites please ensure that you used Pasteurized eggs. Another option is to substitute with powdered egg whites - if you are using powdered egg whites use 6 teaspoons dissolved in 6 Tablespoons of warm water.
OR as an alternative, use a different royal icing recipe specifically formulated to use with meringue powder.
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馃敻 Royal Icing Consistency:
馃敻 Sugar Cookie Recipe:
This recipe will make enough icing to iced approx 2-2 1/2 dozen cookies (depending on the cookie size)
500grams icing sugar/powdered sugar (Sifted - to ensure there wont be any lumps in your icing)
录 tsp cream of tartar
3 egg whites
1 tsp flavouring of your choice (vanilla, almond, strawberry extract/essence)
Gel food colouring of your choice, to colour your icing
路 Sift your icing sugar and put it into the bowl of your mixer.
路 Add the cream of tartar and mix them together in the bowl with a spatula.
路 Add the egg whites into the bowl and stir in with a spatula to moisten the sugar.
路 Fit a whisk attachment into the mixer and beat the mixture on low speed to evenly distribute the egg whites.
路 Add flavouring of your choice (vanilla, strawberry extract), our favorite is the Strawberry essence as they smell so sweet and delicious! Mix the flavouring well and mix until the icing is smooth & silky.
路 Add a squirt of white gel food colouring to ensure the icing colour will be pure white and not off-white.
路 Turn the mixer to medium-high speed and continue to beat for another 1 to 2 minutes, when you see the icing turns thick & very white you can turn off the mixer as the royal icing is now ready to use.
It is very important to take care not to overbeat your icing. Extended beating, can pump a lot of air into it and creates air bubbles that can be a pain to eliminate during decorating process.
馃敼Tips on storing your icing:
Most of the time i make more icing than i need to use for decorating, so its very handy to learn how to store my icing for future usage. I store my icing in the freezer and they can last up to a few months.
If you are going to store your icing, ensure to use air-tight containers and use a plastic cling wrap to cover the surface flush with the plastic wrap - this will prevent the icing from crusting and then add another layer of cling wrap on top before putting the lid on for double protection, then store the icing in the freezer
When you need to use the icing, simply take out one of the container and leave it on the bench top to bring the icing to room temperature. Then open the container and take out as much icing as you need to use and spray some water (use a spray bottle for more control) to adjust the consistency as needed.
Royalty Free Music Credit:
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  • hello i'm from indonesia and i want to ask the weight in kilogram of the egg because in our country doesnt have the egg size you mentioned (7 in size).. thankyouu :))

    Irene LieIrene LieJaar geleden
    • @Cookielicious NZ how not to overbeat the icing??? Any tips please .. like how long should I beat it. I am a beginner

      M KM K2 dagen geleden
    • @Cathy Albertini it's not safe, you can get salmonella. I recommend u use pasteurized egg whites.

      Evelyn Alarc贸nEvelyn Alarc贸n3 maanden geleden
    • Is using raw eggs safe ,

      Cathy AlbertiniCathy Albertini3 maanden geleden
    • @Ulyasif whole egg, the white is around 30grams

      aRi moRaaRi moRa7 maanden geleden
    • @Cookielicious NZ 50-55 each whole egg or egg whites?

      UlyasifUlyasif8 maanden geleden
  • 陌s it okay if I don鈥檛 use that 鈥 cream of tartar鈥 thing 馃槀馃槄... Couldn鈥檛 find it anywhere unfortunately Edit: Or is there a thing that I can use instead

    Arianator . NKArianator . NK4 dagen geleden
  • What is the measurement if i use meringue powder instead?

    lois lanelois lane6 dagen geleden
  • How do we use it from the freezer? Let it defrost and whip it again or just defrost and prepare what consistency we need?

    Sparkelez sparkelezSparkelez sparkelez8 dagen geleden
  • Alguien que me lo traduzca 馃ズ馃ズ馃ズ

    Alexandra VenegasAlexandra Venegas8 dagen geleden
  • Hi thank you for your tutorial, I鈥檓 new in cookies field.glad i found your video. I want to ask you can i put edible image on cookie? Do i put on top of white icing?

    Sherly FlorceSherly Florce13 dagen geleden
  • hello I'm beginner if I use 200grm icing sugar. how much cream of tartar & egg white should I use? I only want to use it to make flower. thank you 馃槉

    Wie FeeyWie Feey19 dagen geleden
  • Hi! I'm here in the Philippines and i'm a newbie homebaker, just want to ask if this recipe can also be used in decorating cakes?.thank you

    Annacel DantisAnnacel Dantis20 dagen geleden
  • Why u not asnwer in other question.. like how it used if the icing from the freezer??

    Maricel GrulloMaricel Grullo21 dag geleden
  • Hi! Can you substitute vinegar in cream of tartar?

    Era MambaEra Mamba22 dagen geleden
  • Is Cream of Tartar mandatory?

    Rosalind RoseRosalind Rose23 dagen geleden
  • What can we use i stead of cream of tartar?

    Aakriti RattanAakriti RattanMaand geleden
  • Just wanted to ask if the egg whites that you used is raw? And if so is it safe?

    Kaye ActuallyKaye ActuallyMaand geleden
  • Hello there!! Thank you so much for the Amazing videos and tips. I have a quick question. Do you always use this royal icing recipe?? If yes. It has egg whites, if it ok to eat it like that without cooking it?? I am just wondering,so I don't make mistakes with selling to a customer's. Thank you so much 鉂

    Denni_81 PanayotovaDenni_81 PanayotovaMaand geleden
  • Can i use lemon juice instead of tartar? with the same measurements

    Omar IqbalOmar IqbalMaand geleden
  • Hyyy my dear!!!could you help me about bleeding ?why this happens?thakksss a lot

    vanina Dulcescreaciones sanluisvanina Dulcescreaciones sanluisMaand geleden
  • If there is no cream of tartar what can I use??

    asma mohammedasma mohammedMaand geleden
  • Hello sis, how many days can store iceing and cookies?

    sume Begumsume BegumMaand geleden
  • Would this recipe work with meringue powder instead of eggs for e-coli concerns or are the eggs safe to use?

    tammy landistammy landisMaand geleden
  • Big help...Kasi dami ko nasasayang n Icing 馃槦馃槦

    Medel PadillaMedel PadillaMaand geleden
  • Hello.. sa freezer talaga ilagay po khit ilang days sya dun??? Panu pag tumigas maigi.. wat next thing to do???

    Medel PadillaMedel PadillaMaand geleden
  • Amazing Mam. Love it

    NUTAN BhosaleNUTAN BhosaleMaand geleden
  • hi where I live there's no tartar cream and I heard that it could be replaced by baking powder is that true? please answer me and thank you

    Nessrine MsiliniNessrine MsiliniMaand geleden
  • Is there any substitute for egg white

    born againborn againMaand geleden
  • Wow your icing is very good馃憣馃槏 but wich standmixer is that, can you send a link馃榿

    Zilan IpekZilan IpekMaand geleden
  • Hello mam i just want to ask about the egg is it ok to use ordinary eggs or it should be a pasteurized egg?

    Nerissa HenayonNerissa HenayonMaand geleden
  • mine came out gritty. not silky and smooth. I did sift the sugar. my hand mixer can't handle 500gr of thick mass. even when I removed half of it and mixed for another 5min it was still gritty.

    maskimaski2 maanden geleden
  • hello, I love your achievements, I would like to try this royal ice cream but unfortunately the cream tartare is not available with us could I replace it with something else thank you

    Camelia MialCamelia Mial2 maanden geleden
  • What exactly does the cream of tartar do for the icing? I have been using meringue powder and I鈥檓 not a fan of the 鈥渨ang鈥 it gives my frosting..I definitely plan on trying your recipe instead鉂わ笍

    meredith austinmeredith austin2 maanden geleden
  • Helllo

    Nika Dube艌ov谩Nika Dube艌ov谩2 maanden geleden
  • Is there a substitute for cream of tartar. By the way you are lovely and I'm trying your sugar cookies and icing today . Awesome videos . Keep going .

    Komal ChowdharyKomal Chowdhary2 maanden geleden
  • Merengue is not easy to get in States either..Amazon won鈥檛 ship it..馃し馃徎鈥嶁檧锔忦煓忦煆 this is the recipe I was looking for thanks. I鈥檓 doing my gingerbread men for the season an lemon is the perfect contact to ginger bread 馃挆馃拋馃徎鈥嶁檧锔 Mia

    mlm2167mlm21672 maanden geleden
  • Hi, is there any way to make the raw egg whites safe before putting them for the icing? I'll be making this with my son and he really loves any icing. I just want to be safe so my son and nephew won't get sick. Thanks!

    Hannah BayabanHannah Bayaban2 maanden geleden
  • can i use normal food coloring instead of gel?

    Candice Ericka SyCandice Ericka Sy2 maanden geleden
  • Hi! Any concerns with using raw unpasteurized egg whites?

    Amanda UAmanda U2 maanden geleden
  • Just finished making these cookies ! Your recipe did not disappoint!!! Thank you so much!! 馃挅 ~Aysha in Germany

    Aysha Marie LaraAysha Marie Lara2 maanden geleden
  • Hi, please i wanted to know if it's necessary to add the cream tartar or it's optional. Thank you

    noble dansonoble danso2 maanden geleden
    • U can substitute lemon juice. Same amount as the cream of tartar. Cream of tartar prevents the sugar from crystallizing

      cyn thiacyn thia2 maanden geleden
  • Can I ask if the icing that you made is not too too sweet,thank you

    Ni帽a Mae VidalNi帽a Mae Vidal2 maanden geleden
  • Hi!is tartar neccesary?

    eyelashes 6153eyelashes 61532 maanden geleden
  • Hello!is tar tar neccesary?

    eyelashes 6153eyelashes 61532 maanden geleden
  • May i know whats the purpose of adding the cream of tartar?

    hi hellohi hello2 maanden geleden
  • hello, how many days is the shell life of this at fridge? once i have left over?

    Rona FerrerRona Ferrer2 maanden geleden
  • hi, i know it鈥檚 far too long since you posted the video but i have a question with regards to the amount of icing sugar added. If I wanted to make it less sweet, can I reduce the amount of icing sugar? Will it make any differences?

    Nata HongNata Hong2 maanden geleden
  • Hi, I would like to ask, what consistency should it be for it to be able to be pipeable to create flowers or like cupcake toppers? Thank you.

    Hannah BayabanHannah Bayaban2 maanden geleden
  • Thanks 4 the recipe 2 make royal icing

    Linda PasaribuLinda Pasaribu2 maanden geleden
  • How do you de-thaw the frozen icing when you are ready to use it?

    Kelly GedeonKelly Gedeon2 maanden geleden
  • And is the raw egg safe to use ?

    Bianca CBianca C2 maanden geleden
  • Do we need to use cream of tartar ?

    Bianca CBianca C2 maanden geleden
  • can i use meringue powder that egg whites?

    Nana AlzonaNana Alzona2 maanden geleden
  • Hi! I would like to ask you what to do if I don鈥檛 have cream of tartars? Can I add some lemon juice instead?

    Moofy NaaMoofy Naa2 maanden geleden
  • Hi, is fresh egg whites safe to use in royal icing?

    Jessica De LeonJessica De Leon2 maanden geleden
  • Is there any substitute for cream of tartar here?? Thank you

    Carol VillanuevaCarol Villanueva2 maanden geleden
  • That Breville Mixer though...馃敟馃敟馃敟馃敟馃敟馃敟馃敟馃敟

    margarita perezmargarita perez2 maanden geleden
  • What strawberry flavor brand do you recommend?

    margarita perezmargarita perez2 maanden geleden
  • How long the ready made icing in your container will last?

    Teresita HedelundTeresita Hedelund3 maanden geleden
  • Hi I made this today and turned out great!! I just used lemon flavoring instead of vanilla so it would have a tangy taste. it's not too sweet it's delicious my family loved it!! 馃槉馃槉馃槉

    dec zdec z3 maanden geleden
  • Very nice 馃憤

  • Now I want a breville mixer

    Elizabeth BittalaElizabeth Bittala3 maanden geleden
  • Alternate for tartar?

    Abi IbaAbi Iba3 maanden geleden
  • *thank you for the recipe!!! I am from Kazakhstan 馃嚢馃嚳, but I like Christmas 馃巹 time, so I prepare Christmas cookies and other holiday recipes, also cosy videos. I invite you to my channel. I will wait you!!!*

    Dinara Cooking studioDinara Cooking studio3 maanden geleden
  • What is tar tar cream pls reply 馃ズ can we add any other ingredient rather than tartar cream?

    khushu kavaranakhushu kavarana3 maanden geleden
  • Hi, can I use lemon or vinegar in place of the cream of tartar?

    鞁犾榿氙鞁犾榿氙3 maanden geleden
  • Hi im curious about how to store decorated cookies with this icing, how long the cookies can be stored in room temperature(for best consume) ?

    JessJess3 maanden geleden
  • Can I add chocolate to the icing?

    SUNSHINESUNSHINE3 maanden geleden
  • Puede dar los ingredientes en espa帽ol gracias

    Vanessa JimenezVanessa Jimenez3 maanden geleden
  • Is it safe to use raw eggs

    Cathy AlbertiniCathy Albertini3 maanden geleden
  • Is it ok and safe since the egg whites aren't cooked? I haven't attempted it before because I always thought you had to cook the whites off first like with meringue and it's quite frankly a pain

    hailley burtonhailley burton3 maanden geleden
  • What are your thoughts on using meringue powder vs egg whites for royal icing? Also would you have a royal icing recipe that uses meringue powder?

    tina romantina roman3 maanden geleden
  • Once the cookies are decorated, how long do they keep? Do I store them in the fridge, or is the counter okay? Thank you so much. 鉂わ笍

    Nikki WilliamsNikki Williams3 maanden geleden
  • Thank you so much for sharing dear My question is when i remove the stored icing from the freezer how to use it please ? Should it be chilled or room temp ? Does it need a little beating again ? Please clarify

    Nu HaaNu Haa3 maanden geleden
  • Where in video do you talk about storing? Was t helpful

    Roya salahianRoya salahian3 maanden geleden
  • Is this recipe safe to use due the fact it calls for raw egg whites? I read for 7 minute icing, you may heat up the egg whites with sugar on a double boiler, but does that change the quality of frosting? Newbie Baker, here! Any information is helpful! Looking forward to decorating cookies with my girls.

    lPinkStarlPinkStar3 maanden geleden
  • Thank you!!! Love your videos 馃槏 Has everyone tried this frosting recipe with the raw egg whites? Is it safe to use? 馃構

    Baking with NatalliaBaking with Natallia4 maanden geleden
  • Do we need to bake the cookies again after we decorate?

    Nur AisyaNur Aisya4 maanden geleden
  • Hi what can I substitute instead cream of tartar? ThanK yoU! I LOVE YOUR CHANNEL鉂 thanks for sharing your recipe and knowledge about baking.

    Fidget toy Hi pls subscribeFidget toy Hi pls subscribe4 maanden geleden
  • You are amazing!! I have a question about icing? When we use real egg whites so what will be best before date? I mean how long we can keep the cookies?

    _.itsfatma xo_.itsfatma xo4 maanden geleden
  • What if i want to use meringue powder instead of eggs

    piero偶ek _piero偶ek _4 maanden geleden
  • I'd rather hear you narrate than the music. I just mute it though. It's your creation.

    Anne ApolisAnne Apolis4 maanden geleden
  • 500 grams is equivalent of how many cups ?

    Angel Dela Pe帽aAngel Dela Pe帽a4 maanden geleden
  • If i have the merengue power, what is the amount?

    Aidil ShadeAidil Shade4 maanden geleden
  • May I ask a qiestion? :)

    MelpiiiMelpiii4 maanden geleden
  • Hi please give me recipe with out cream of tartar and with out marring powder please please recipe

    Hend AshourHend Ashour4 maanden geleden
  • Can I use tylose instead of cream of tartar?

    jyothi benarjeejyothi benarjee4 maanden geleden
  • me encanto ! muchas gracias , muy 煤tiles todas tus recomensaciones

    Chef Ana Mar铆a ListaChef Ana Mar铆a Lista4 maanden geleden
  • Do u use pasteurized eggs or can I just use regular egg whites?

    BeccaTibbs ***BeccaTibbs ***4 maanden geleden
  • Thanks for sharing!!!

    Edna GarzaEdna Garza4 maanden geleden
    • My pleasure!! 馃槈馃挄

      Cookielicious NZCookielicious NZ4 maanden geleden
  • Thank you so much dear thank you I love you and God bless you

    Kinza ki piyari baateinKinza ki piyari baatein5 maanden geleden
  • Thank you 馃槉 馃槏馃槏馃槏馃槏馃槏馃槏馃槝

    Maria AndersonMaria Anderson5 maanden geleden
  • Thank you for the recipe and tips. Can I use a electric hand beater for mixing

    Anna DietonAnna Dieton5 maanden geleden
  • I have tried to make this twice and it鈥檚 been soupy both times. 馃槶 please help!

    Lynne JohnsonLynne Johnson5 maanden geleden
  • what can we use if there is no cream of tartar

    ujala naveedujala naveed5 maanden geleden
  • Is there any veg substitute that can used instead of egg white?

    Rachana menonRachana menon5 maanden geleden
  • Muito bom adorei, quanto tempo podemos guarda as flores?

    Maria LuisaMaria Luisa5 maanden geleden
  • Thanks for the tutorial another option for egg whites

    Jean DsouzaJean Dsouza5 maanden geleden
  • Hi!what if i want make the icing today and use it on.the other day, shall i need to put the fridge or freezer?

    Maricel ParasMaricel Paras5 maanden geleden
  • Hi can I use egg white powder instead? Thanks

    Vickie VuVickie Vu5 maanden geleden
  • This is fantastic thank you 馃槉 excellent vid, new subscriber here! Can I ask a quick question though, all the recipes I've seen use pasteurised egg whites, does it have to be this or can straight egg whites from fresh eggs be fine to use? TIA

    Emma PayneEmma Payne5 maanden geleden
    • Hello! I may be late but think it would be best to add lemon juice as it kills the bacteria in the eggs due to its acidity. I think cream of tartar is an acid (because its used to curdle milk) but you can always replace it with 1/2 tsp or so for good measure. I also just watched a video on how to paterize eggs at home and they just boil ot on low heat for 3 mins (or until you see a couple tiny bubbles and they are ready to use. Hope this helps! :)

      Shanice McKayShanice McKay4 maanden geleden
  • Please reply kijeye na kya koi bhi Egg daal sakte hai kya or egg ka sirf White part dalna hai ya yellow wala ya dono

    Tanisha singhTanisha singh5 maanden geleden
  • Cream of tartar yeh kawn si creem hai plesssss btaiye mughe maine kafi shop pr dekha but nai mila or mughe Yeh Banana hai please btaiye

    Tanisha singhTanisha singh5 maanden geleden
  • Hlo dear kya koi bhi egg se bana skte hai kya

    Tanisha singhTanisha singh5 maanden geleden