Sturdy Royal Icing

This icing is perfect for decorating a Gingerbread House!


  • ½ cup meringue powder
  • 12 cups powdered sugar (Seems like a lot of powdered sugar but the icing will be thick & sticky which is exactly what you want!)
  • 1¼ cups water

Special Equipment

  • stand mixer with paddle attachment


  1. Add all ingredients to stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
  2. Start mixer on low and mix ingredients on low or medium-low speed (no faster) for 7 minutes until consistency is thick and sticky and forms peaks. (If consistency is too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar; if too stiff, add a touch more water)


  1. Leave icing white or divide into separate containers and add food colorings of choice for decorating
  2. Store covered, at room temperature, if not using immediately