Instant Royal Icing Recipe

instant royal icing recipe piping on cake
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Prep time: 10 minutes


This instant royal icing recipe is made with albumin, which is a dry, powder form of egg whites. It does not dry as hard as when you follow the fresh egg white royal icing instructions.


6 t
dried egg albumen
10 T
2 lb
confectioner's sugar


  1. Add albumen and water in a bowl, blending until lump-free.
  2. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, a bit at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Add enough sugar until you reach the desired consistency. Beat for 7 minutes on high speed.
  4. Store in an airtight container. While using this instant royal icing, cover with plastic wrap or damp cloth.


When covering the cake with royal icing, apply thin coats (approximately 1/4" thick) and allow to set before applying the next coat. When decorating, keep a damp cloth handy to wipe the end of the decorating tip. Royal icing tends to dry when the tip is not in use, causing the occasional clog. You can purchase a rubber tip cover, which will help prevent this problem.

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