Chocolate Royal Icing
1 lb. ( 3 1/2 cups) 455g powdered sugar
1/3 cup, 1oz., 27g. cocoa powder ( I used Hershey’s Cocoa Special Dark)—-for a lighter chocolate color, use regular unsweetened cocoa
3 Tablespoons, 1oz, 27g. meringue powder ( I used Wilton’s Meringue Powder)
6 Tablespoons, 2 1/4oz., 66g. WARM water
2 teaspoons, 1/4oz, 5g vanilla
Add the dry ingredients to your mixing bowl and whisk by hand to blend. Add the water slowly until all the ingredients are blended ….. add vanilla. Now increase your mixing speed to high and beat for about 2 minutes. It will thicken and look like thick frosting. You can thin by adding more water or thicken with more powdered sugar if needed.
Royal Icing sets up quickly so keep covered until ready to use.