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Royal Icing for Cookie Decorating - What It Is and How to Make It!

What is royal icing? How is royal icing made, stored, and used? Does it taste good? How do you use it? All your sugar cookie royal icing questions answered!!


What is royal icing? Royal icing is a typically white icing made from egg whites and sugar that dries with a smooth surface and candy like crunch. This firmness makes it great for cookies that will be stacked or shipped. It's known for holding together gingerbread houses and for delicate decorations on cakes and sugar cookies.

Recipes for royal icing vary in proportions, additions, flavorings, and mixing methods, but at it's very basic level, it must contain egg whites of some kind and confectioner's sugar.


What does royal icing taste like? Does royal icing taste good?

LDS Baptism Color Palette and Icing Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next bright and happy cookie project!! 


I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas.


If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos!


See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE! 

GRAB THE CUTTERS: Eight, Heart, CTR shield, and Temple.

Oral Surgeon Color Palette and Icing Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next surgeon or dentist cookie project!! 


I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas.


If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos!

When I make different colors with the same ratios (like the blues above), I usually make the darkest color first. Then I add some of the darker colored icing into a bowl of fresh white icing to make a lighter version of the same icing.


See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE!


See how I made the oral surgeon cookies HERE!!


Get the cutters: oral surgeonmouthtoothbrush (I cut off the edges a bit,) large toothsmall tooth, and plaque.

How To Make Decorated Surgeon or Dentist Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some surgeon, doctor, or dentist decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!! 

I recently had to take my very nearly teenaged son to an oral surgeon for a bit of a procedure. He's pretty much too cool for everything on the planet that doesn't involve games or his friends. I'm sure it comes as a huge shock to everyone that he was not even remotely excited to be there. The promise of a week of ice cream didn't even dent his disinterest.

My Best Kitchen Remodel Advice and Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Starting any Kitchen Renovation

MY KITCHEN IS FINISHED!!! It's beautiful! I love it! It's everything I wanted! It's like living in a dream. I moved back in to my kitchen at the beginning of October. And still, multiple times a day, I find myself sitting in there thinking, "This is MY kitchen."


You have all been so crazy wonderful and encouraging through the entire process and I am soooooo excited to share it all with you! And hopefully answer as many questions as possible at the same time!

First - I have to give a shout-out to Northstar Builders. I had some issues with the first project manager helping me with the kitchen remodel project, but the incredibly talented Matt from Northstar Builders swooped in and created a kitchen that was even better than I could have imagined!!