Royal Icing :- This is wonderful icing to work with.I like it very much as we can make flowers and stuff in before hand and use them later, we can save them up to 2 weeks..........................................isn't it coooooooooool.
It is little hard to make this icing compared to other types of icing.
for making 3 cups of royal icing we need
3 tabs. of meringue powder(you can even substitute it with egg whites)
1lb. of confectioners' sugar.
5-6 tbs. of luke warm water.
Place confectioners sugar and meringue powder in a bowl,mix at low speed with a hand mixer until blended. Add water and mix for 8 min.on low speed until the icing loses its sheer(shining).to prevent drying always cover it with a tight lid or damp cloth. You can store the icing in an airtight container for 2 weeks.