Thursday, February 10, 2011
Video Tutorial - Royal Icing
Here's the recipe I use.
Royal Icing (adapted from Williams Sonoma recipe)
3 egg whites at room temp
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
pinch of salt
a few drops of vanilla extract for flavoring (optional)
Place all ingredients in the bowl of a mixer with the whisk attachment and mix until combined.
I tried the bagged royal icing from the cake shoppe that you just add water too but didn't like the taste or consistency as much. The important thing about this recipe though is you have to add bits of water to it at the end to get the right consistency. I explain this in the video though.
Before we move onto the video, I just wanted to say thank you very much for all your thoughts and prayers about our kitty Zach. We've looked at both the local Long Beach and Orange County animal shelters since we live right on the border, but no sign of him. Sure are a lot of cute kitties there though :( I printed up fliers at work last night so we will hang those in the neighborhood today. I'm still holding out hope though. On facebook a few friends told me they lost their cat for days and they finally did come home. Kimmie lost her cat once for almost 2 weeks before she finally came home. So there's always hope right?