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Decorators Frosting
« on: September 20, 2014, 12:00:13 pm »
Decorators Frosting

Decorators Frosting can be used for decorating a gingerbread house that might be eaten since this frosting doesn't dry rock hard like Royal Icing.  However, this frosting should NOT be used to construct a gingerbread house.  Please use Royal Icing to construct/assemble a gingerbread house.

    2/3 cups water
    4 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
    12 cups powdered sugar (3 lbs.)
    1 1/4 cup shortening
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon Vanilla Flavoring
    1 teaspoon Almond Flavoring

Decorators frosting works well for decorating, instead of the “Royal Icing / Frosting Glue”. This frosting is softer and does not dry (set) as fast. However, either frosting may be used for decorating.

Combine water and meringue powder. Whip at high speed until peaks form. Add 4 cups of sugar, one at a time, beating at low speed after each addition. Alternately add shortening and remaining sugar. Add salt and flavorings. Beat at low speed until smooth. Makes 7 cups. This icing can be stored for up to two weeks in an airtight container in refrigerator.

White frosting is good for decorating and adding candy to the house. If you have food coloring or frosting coloring, you can color some of this frosting to use as accent color in addition to adding candy to your house. Yellow, Green and Red frosting are good to use for accenting. Blue frosting is handy if you want to add a pond or creek as part of your landscape.

Loreta Wilson
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