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Royal Icing

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 mins

The third and final step to the perfect Christmas cake. Easy to make and so pretty, this icing makes your Christmas cake a showstopper!

Saucepan Kids make easy royal icing for the Christmas cake - Kids in the kitchen at Christmas

 450g icing sugar
 2 egg whites
 a few drops of lemon juice
1

Whisk the egg whites together until slightly frothy

2

Gradually sift in the icing sugar

3

Add the lemon juice

4

Mix together until it has a thick, shiny consistency

5

Spread evenly on the cake with a knife

6

If you want a rough, rustic look, use a fork to create spikes or lift the icing with the knife to create small peaks

7

If you want a smooth, shiny finish, place a knife in boiling water, shake of the excess and smooth the icing down

8

Put any decorations on and leave to harden

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Covers 1 cake