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  • Yield: 3 cups icing
  • Start to Finish 15 mins

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  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 16 - ounce package powdered sugar, sifted (4-1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Desired color food coloring (optional)


  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine meringue powder, water, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined; beat on high speed for 7 to 10 minutes or until mixture is very stiff. Tint with food coloring, if you like. Makes 3 cups icing.


  • When not using the icing, keep it covered with clear plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.

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