Here’s some awesome uses for Royal Icing
We have put together a cool blog with ideas on using Royal Icing for the latest trends in cake decorating and sugarcraft. Not only that but we have put together some of our favourite Royal Icing recipes and it includes one suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians too.
Delia Smith Royal Icing Recipe
1 lb 2 oz (500 g) icing sugar, sifted
3 large egg whites
1 teaspoon glycerine
For the full method check out Delia’s page. I have tried and tested this one myself and find it great for peaky icing, piping and biscuits!
Are you vegan or vegetarian and wanting to find a recipe to suit those dietary requirements. Well, there’s one right here:
Wallflower Kitchen Vegan Royal Icing Recipe
9 tbsp chickpea brine (the water drained from a can of chickpeas)
500g / 4 cups icing sugar, sifted*
2 tsp vegetable glycerine (optional)
For the full method checkout Wallflower Kitchens Blog.
You can also make some homemade hummus while you are there!!
Awesome Uses for Royal Icing
Now we have the recipes down we can look at what to create with all this Royal Icing.
Rose Run Outs
I love this idea by ‘I am Baker’ although after reading her blog I would definitely avoid moving these gorgeous cuppies at all costs! Especially avoid driving with them. Stunning though aren’t they! For the cupcake swirl, Amanda used a 1M piping tip.
It may be a few years since these cakes were the height of fashion but I think they are absolutely stunning and something really different to admire. So much work goes in to creating these stunning cakes. Let’s bring them back!
Above cake created by Lion Sugar Work
Above cake created by Fair Cake who offers master classes on creating these gorgeous Royal Iced designs.
Learn how to create some of these awesome designs with this video:
These are fantastic, using a writing tube to create intricate henna patterns to add to the cake for free-standing design. Oh Sugar Event Panning have kindly put together a fabulous step by step on how to create your very own henna sugar transfer HERE.
You don’t have to create free standing designs, the royal icing can also be piped directly on to the cake. The cake below was created by Panache Cake Design. I would recommend a visit to their website with a coffee and a slice of cake to drool over the fabulous cake designs they create!
Create Gold Piped Designs
Royal Icing Biscuits
How cute are these?! I love the use of a simple heart cookie cutter to create these adorable love birds. Huge thanks to Little Wonderland for putting together this comprehensive tutorial. See their page for the full method.
Brush Embroidery with Royal Icing
Using the Patchwork Cutters Poppy Cutter to create an impression you can create gorgeous floral designs on biscuits, cakes or even cupcakes.
Check out this fabulous video tutorial by our friends over at Patchwork Cutters for tips and help with brush embroidery.
I wanted to finish up with these 6 uses of Royal Icing by Squires Kitchen. You certainly will have lots of ideas for using Royal Icing as your media going forward! We hope you enjoyed reading this blog.