In a bowl combine sugar and meringue powder and ¼ cup water. Beat on low speed (adding more water as needed), scraping down sides of bowl, to stiff peaks, about 5 min. (If not using immediately, store in an airtight container up to 3 days). Stir before using.
This type of icing dries out quickly (and if it dries out in your piping tip it's a mess to clean up), so cover your piping tips with plastic wrap or a damp paper towel even if you are setting them aside for just a few minutes. Keep containers of royal icing covered tightly as well.• Nutrition is calculated for 2 servings. Try my other Frosting and Icing recipes: • Lemon Royal Icing• Creamy Caramel Icing• Swiss Meringue Buttercream• Fluffy Vanilla Frosting