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Royal Icing

(7 Posts)
highheelsandequations Sun 19-Dec-10 13:56:35

I normally make my royal icing with egg whites as I like quite thick and solid icing to make a 'snow scene' on the top of my Christmas cake. As pg this year I'm avoiding the raw egg. Have tried other recipes in the past but have not been sucessful. Does anyone have a tried and tested recipe for icing without the egg white that won't just slide off the top of the cake?

blueberrysantabait Sun 19-Dec-10 13:57:47

I use the boxed royal icing mix that you just add water to, it contins pasturised egg whites which are fine in pregnancy.

snowangels1 Sun 19-Dec-10 14:46:55

yes, boxed royal icing is fine, or make it in your usual way but buy powdered egg white and follow instructions to make them into like fresh egg whites.

runnyeggsareyummy Mon 20-Dec-10 10:14:07

Highheels I'm in the same boat, would always make royal icing from scratch - don't really like the ready rolled icing you get in supermarkets. And not sure I can get powdered egg white in my local shops and definately not venturing out in the snow to the supermarkets!

Maybe just marzipan this year...!

MrsAnnaBanana Mon 20-Dec-10 19:08:24

I hadn't really thought about this. I'm just going to eat mine anyway! Think the risks are pretty low.

reikizen Mon 20-Dec-10 19:13:58

The risks are so small that I would have no problem eating icing in pregnancy tbh.

highheelsandequations Mon 20-Dec-10 20:00:13

thanks for the ideas, may try powdered egg whites...

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