royal icing


Definition of royal icing

chiefly British
: a type of icing composed of sugar, egg whites, and sometimes flavoring or coloring that dries to a hard glaze and is used for decorating baked goods Royal icing, made primarily of sifted confectioners' sugar and egg whites or meringue powder … dries hard with a glossy sheen, making it ideal for decorating cutout cookies.Martha Stewart Living To make cookies look like buttons, use frosting of choice (such as royal icing or icing in a tube) to pipe four small dots onto the peanut butter cups.— Judy Hevrdejs

First Known Use of royal icing

1770, in the meaning defined above

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“Royal icing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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