Ornamental Icing

Ornamental Icing

  • Prep: 12 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 12 min
  • Serving: Makes 3 cups

This ornamental icing can be used to decorate desserts like cookies and cupcakes. It dries into a stiff icing with a gorgeous glossy finish. 


  • 1 (1-pound) box confectioners sugar
  • 4 teaspoons powdered egg whites (not reconstituted)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Place the sugar, powdered egg white, water and vanilla into a bowl and beat with a hand mixer at medium speed for 1 minute to combine.
  2. Turn the mixer to high and continue to beat the icing for 10 minutes until stiff. Use immediately or cover the surface of the icing with a sheet of damp paper towel, and then cover the bowl and refrigerate.

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