Royal Icing

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  • 3 T. meringue powder
  • 4 cups (1 pound) powdered sugar
  • 6 T. water
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract (use clear vanilla if you want a pure white icing)
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract
  1. Beat all ingredients together until stiff peaks form (about 10 minutes).  To vary consistency, add water to thin and add powdered sugar to thicken.
Directions for making royal icing daisies... 

To make daisies, use a rose tip, wax paper cut in small pieces and a flower nail. Pipe out petals.  Unlike a rose, turn the rose tip around and have the thicker end on the outside.  Press your pastry bag and pull down.  Make as many petals as you like.  Finish off with an M&M in the center.  Royal icing needs time to set up.  I usually leave them for 24 hours before I peel them of the wax paper.  They will last for a long time in a covered container.