How to Make Royal Icing for Cookie & Pastry Decor

by Annie Ai

An easy to follow royal icing recipe for cookie decor:


  • ¼ Cups warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • ¼ Teaspoons almond extract
  • 3 Cups icing sugar
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Measure 1/4 cup warm water

    Step 2

    And pour water into mixing bowl.

    Step 3

    Measure 1 tbsp light corn syrup

    Step 4

    Add corn syrup to mixing bowl.

    Step 5

    Measure almond extract

    Step 6

    Whisk together wet ingredients until well combined.

    Step 7

    Measure icing sugar a cup at a time.

    Step 8

    Add to your water/almond/extract mixture.

    Step 9

    Whisk together ingredients.

    Step 10

    Add the next part of icing sugar.

    Step 11

    Mix together, you'll gradually see it get more and more viscous.

    Step 12

    Once it becomes more viscous you can allow the electric mixer take over, mix on medium until well combined.

    Step 13

    This should be the texture of the royal icing when you're done.

    Step 14

    Step 15

    Step 16

    Use royal icing to ice your cookies!

    Step 17

    Step by step recipe can be found here: