3 Tbs of meringue powder
4 cups (about 1 lb.) confectioners’ sugar
6 Tbs water
Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).
1 lb powdered sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
approximately 1/4 cup water
In a small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar and water until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
I tried this for the first time the other day, and I have to admit I was pretty impressed. It DOES taste better.
It’s also a little easier to work with. One consistency for everything, and boy does it take color well. It’s the perfect icing for a cookie decorating party, first of all because prep wise, it’s very easy to make after you get the hang of it, and it’s a two-in-one icing. It can be used for both outlining and flooding once you get the consistency right.
As for royal, I know people who have worked with it for years, and STILL don’t know why it does some of the things it does. *like me*
One complaint about glaze; when it comes to fine detail work, it’s just not the same. If you want super detail, royal is the only way to go.
I only had one problem with the glaze (besides eating too much of it) It weirded me out when I was mixing it up. I didn’t know what to expect, really, but as I mixed, it seemed a little dry. So, I took it upon myself to NOT follow the directions, and ended up adding way too much liquid. If you think you might have the same problem, do what I should have done in the first place, and watch this video on making glaze icing by i am baker. It’s WONDERFULLY informative and hilarious =) Okay, that’s it I am finally done!
A pretty set of vintage style measuring cups… (my Nanny used to do it this way) AND, a nifty set of “Queen of the Kitchen” measuring spoons.
Everyone has two chances to enter:
- First, leave a comment on this post telling me whether you prefer glaze or royal icing. (or something else) and if you can, TELL ME WHY!