Wedding Cake Icing

Royal Icing Recipe for Cake Decorating

Wedding cake icing. Mmmmmm . . . gorgeous to look at and good to eat. Now this recipe is for Royal Icing. It is the one used by Wilton Cake experts to pipe those beautiful flowers and garlands that wedding cakes are decorated with.

The frosting to coat the cake tiers with is found at the Buttercream Icing Recipe page. If you want the recipe to make icing roses, basket-weaving and leaves, continue on to the recipe below!

Royal Icing Recipe

3 level tablespoons meringue powder

3 1/2 ounces warm water

1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Combine ingredients, mixing slowly, then beat at high speed for seven to ten minutes. Keep covered with a damp cloth, icing dries quickly. Store, tightly covered, in refrigerator for weeks. Bring to room temperature and rebeat to use.

Yield: 3 1/2 cups.

Do not use this as the main wedding cake icing to cover cake tiers. Use for piped flowers.

If you have an eye for design (or a good friend or family member who is very talented), you might consider making some of your own floral arrangements.

The hardest part? Actually finding the supplies to do them with! Most florists are reluctant to sell to the public the products that they buy from a wholesale floral supply. Check out my online store to find flower bouquet holders, Wilton products for baking and decorating, ribbon, invitations, car decorations and much more!

Be sure to order early and allow enough time for delivery, since I order from a lot of different manufacturers.

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