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Paintable Royal Icing Recipe

Paintable royal icing is a really fun way to decorate cakes, cookies, or any other sweet treat that you can dream up!
Total Time25 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Icing
Keyword: decorated, dessert, easy, hard, how to, icing, paintable, quick, recipe, royal icing, simple, thick
Servings: 24
Calories: 80kcal


  • Mixer


  • 3 tbsp meringue powder
  • 4 cup Confectioner's sugar
  • 5.5 tbsp warm water
  • Gel food colors in your choice of colors


  • Mix all ingredients in a mixer for 7-10 minutes or until soft peaks form in the icing.
  • Divide the icing into separate bowls.
  • Add in a few drops of your favorite food colors and stir to make edible paints.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 20g | Iron: 1mg