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What's the secret to a poofy dried royal icing on top of the perfect sugar cookie? It's really quite simple and is all in the consistency!  And I mean a minimum of 15 to 20 second consistency.  Thicker icing will give you a bigger poof.   What does that mean?  As you thin out your royal icing with food coloring and/or water, take a knife and stir a small circle in the middle.  When all the icing joins back together smoothly by itself in twenty seconds, you then have what is called a 20-second consistency. Yes, this icing will take more...

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What Can White Food Coloring Do For You?

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What can white food gel coloring do for your royal icing?  ONE - Your royal icing is actually translucent! You have mixed a fresh batch of royal icing, and of course it is already white right?  Not so much... Royal icing made with the basic ingredients of powdered sugar and meringue powder actually produces a fairly translucent base.   By adding white food gel, you change your translucent base to an opaque base leaving you with a deep rich starting point to work with.  And you will very clearly see the difference in the color of your base.  Your whites will be whiter...

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