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2 piping bags filled with white and yellow royal icing, with a flower nail and a pipe yellow flower in between

Royal Icing Recipe 1 (without meringue powder)

Royal icing is a wonderful icing to work with, especially in warm weather. It sets so well, making this my most preferred choice for piping flowers for cake decorating.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Royal Icing
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 230 g
Author: Priya Maha


  • 225 g icing sugar sifted
  • 1 egg white
  • A few drops of lemon juice
  • A few drops of rose essence optional
  • A few drops of vanilla essence optional


  • Beat egg white until it is stiff and frothy.
  • Add icing sugar, a little at a time and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Finally add the rose essence and lemon juice and continue beating until the essence and lemon juice is well incorporated.
  • Use the icing immediately, otherwise, cover it with a damp cloth to prevent crusting. Color the icing as you wish.


Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g