Royal icing

Make your own royal icing to transform your cakes and make them truly homemade. It's easy and rewarding, and once set on your cake it will keep for a month.

  • Prep:10 mins
    No cook
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 205
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 50g
  • sugars 50g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.05g


  • 3 egg whites
  • 600g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp liquid glucose
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  1. Whisk the egg whites until lightly whipped. Add the icing sugar a few tbsps at a time, whisking continuously until all incorporated. Add the glucose and lemon juice. 

  2. Continue whisking until the icing is thick enough to hold stiff peaks when you lift the beaters and is smooth and shiny. 

  3. Use a palette knife to spread the icing over the top and sides of your marzipaned cake. For a snowy effect, make little dips and peaks with a teaspoon. Leave to firm up somewhere cool and dry (not the fridge) for 24 hrs before cutting the cake. 

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