Royal icing for Christmas cake

    Royal icing for Christmas cake

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    15min


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    About this recipe: Works every time for me and has the perfect texture. Hard but not enough to break your teeth!

    jean.isacke Dorset, England, UK

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 450g icing sugar
    • 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, strained
    • 1 dessertspoon glycerine

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Pass the icing sugar through a fine sieve into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add egg whites. Mix in a little sugar from the side of the bowl; add lemon juice and glycerine. Beat until smooth and glossy.

    To ice your Christmas cake with royal icing,

    Wait for the marzipan to dry on the cake for at least 24 hours. Brush the marzipan with a bit of water, then spread the royal icing. Allow the icing to harden, then decorate as desired.

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    Reviews (1)

    AnneD2015
    4

    Great recipe, thanks for posting. I left it to stiffen slightly before applying...my first time not using the ready rolled icing. Looks and smells so much better... - 02 Sep 2015

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