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Royal Icing for Cupcakes
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Royal Icing Cupcake Garnishe Recipe

Learn how to use royal icing for cupcakes and baked goods with this simple tutorial! It's easy to do and tasty too!
Prep Time5 mins
Dry Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, cupcakes
Servings: 24 Pieces
Calories: 32kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • food coloring


  • Mix 1 cup of powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl with corn syrup, vanilla, and 1.5 tbsp of water. Beat until smooth, adding more water as needed. Once smooth, add the remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
    mixing frosting in a clear glass bowl
  • Divide the batch into separate bowls for each color you'll be using, then add your desired amount of food coloring to each bowl and mix well. Transfer frosting to piping bags.
    mixing colors of royal icing
  • Place a piece of wax paper over the template and pipe the frosting right on top of the wax paper.
    wax paper over a template with frosting being piped onto the design
  • You can use a toothpick to spread the icing around and to pop any air bubbles.
    toothpick to pop airbubbles
  • Let this dry overnight.
    royal icing cupcake garnishes
  • Remove your designs from the wax paper and add them to frosted cupcakes. You can store all extras in an airtight container until ready to use, up to one year.
    close up of royal icing for cupcakes


Serving: 1g | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg