Royal Icing is so easy that my 5-year-olds can do it. (and do... often.)
Here's what works for me.
Royal Icing. My recipe makes a thick consistency great for making decorations or outlines.
Now, to make your flooding icing, you have to add water. But exactly how much water is where it gets a little unclear. I have found that using my recipe, I need between 3-5 teaspoons (NOT Tablespoons) of water per cup of icing to thin it down to the right flooding consistency.
So, I start with 3 tsp. and then add between 1/2 and 1/4 tsp. of water at a time until I can draw a line through the center of it with my spatula, and have that line disappear in a count between 12-15.
Here's what that looks like:
This is my right Royal Icing consistency.
*Keep in mind... If you add a lot of coloring to make a deep black, red, or even this yellow, you probably won't need as much water. And the less water you add, the quicker the icing will dry so that you can package or store your cookies.
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My Royal Icing Recipe
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