Decorating Icing

From Cook's Country | December/January 2017

Why this recipe works:

Basic icing recipes call for sugar mixed with milk or water, but this leads to thin icing best applied as a glaze. We wanted to draw sharp, distinct features and embellishments on our gingerbread cookies. To create an icing with more structure and ensure more successful detailed decorating, we… read more

Basic icing recipes call for sugar mixed with milk or water, but this leads to thin icing best applied as a glaze. We wanted to draw sharp, distinct features and embellishments on our gingerbread cookies. To create an icing with more structure and ensure more successful detailed decorating, we whipped egg whites with confectioners’ sugar in a stand mixer. The resulting icing was thick and a bright, glossy white in color. It can be easily tinted by just adding a drop or two of food coloring.

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Makes 1 1/3 cups

This recipe makes bright white icing. For colored icing, stir 1 to 2 drops of food coloring into the icing to achieve the desired color before transferring it to a pastry bag.

Ingredients

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