Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Royal Icing

Did you miss me yesterday??? Life was a bit hectic and I wasn't able to get on my blog to update.  I am sure many of you are busy with the upcoming events of this week.  Hopefully you are all ready for whatever holiday you choose to celebrate this time of year :)

Part of my day was spent making 30 of these cute little grahame cracker houses:

Grahame Cracker Houses
They are for the youth group in my church to decorate as a youth activity tonight.  I cannot wait to see how cute they all look once they are decorated.

Normally when I make these I have my father-in-law who is a professional baker make me the royal icing.  Well, this year, I ran out of the icing he made and had to make my own.  It was SUPER easy and turned out great.  So, I thought I would share the recipe with you today.

ROYAL ICING
4-5 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
3 egg whites
1.  Sift the powdered sugar and cream of tartar together into a medium sized bowl.
2.  Add the egg whites and beat on medium speed for 5 minutes.                            
3.  Icing should be stiff and thick.                                                                           
4.  If too runny, add powdered sugar 1 tbs at a time until desired consistency.         

See, super easy!!!  It worked great for putting my 30 little houses together.  If I have time tonight, maybe I will take some pictures of the houses all decorated up and share them.

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12 comments:

Lisa said...

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Miz Helen said...

What a great project for the youth group, I will use that one next year. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!

SKY PRINCESS said...

You absolutely must take a photo of the decorated houses! I am taking a cake decorating class soon and I am so interested in possibilities!

Happy holidays!

Melissa said...

What a great idea!! I am sure my little monkey would love to decorate one of these! She always loves to look at the ginger bread houses and always wants to make one. I'm a lazy mom, I don't want to try to bake one, and the kits are kinda expensive till they are on clearance. Thanks for sharing this idea!

shopannies said...

this will be a great project for many different groups I love the idea

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Stacy said...

Thanks! Mine never turns out very good so I will be trying this. Thanks for linking up!

Home Cooking Memories said...

Okay, next year I'm doing these. So cute! Thank you for the recipe.

Amanda said...

I want to do a gingerbread house so bad!

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Heather said...

Yeah that is super easy! That is awesome!


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Sara said...

That looks like it was a lot of work, but it also looks like it will be a lot of fun to watch them decorate those houses.

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Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

What a fun project! We love gingerbread houses at our place! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!