Enjoy the most gorgeous fluffy royal icing with a soft bite with this proven 4-ingredient royal icing recipe.
In a large mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, hand mix meringue powder & water until frothy. Let it sit for 5 mins.
Whisk the mixture on medium speed until soft peaks form, about 2 mins.
Add the powdered sugar, corn syrup & almond extract to the meringue.
Switch to the paddle attachment & whip the icing on speed 2 until nice & smooth, about 1 min. The icing will thicken as you whip it. Don’t over-whip it!
Once the base royal icing is done, divide the icing into separate bowls to color & adjust the consistency further.