How to Make Royal Icing with a Hand Mixer
When I started making cookies I didn’t own a KitchenAid mixer. I purchased one after a year or so because I thought it would make things easier. It did make things easier but, you don’t have to have one to make sugar cookies and royal icing. I wanted to put together a little video to shows How to Make Royal Icing with a Hand Mixer just to show you it can be done and I have done it many, many times.
When I make the icing with a hand mixer, I do have a few more clogs in my tips than I do when I use the KitchenAid Mixer. That could be partically due to the fact that I do not sift my powdered sugar. I probably should but, who has the time. I take a few short cuts here and there when I can because we all know making cookies takes a little more time than making cupcakes and cakes. You have to let the icing dry completely and sometimes that can take 8 hours or more.
How to Make Royal Icing with a Hand Mixer:
Even though I have my KitchenAid Mixer, I still make icing with a hand mixer sometimes. It is easy to clean and well, sometimes easy is good.
Speaking of easy, did you see the way I added water to my icing until it became the consistency I was looking for? Well, that amazing tip came from Gail at One Tough Cookie. When she shared that tip, my life got a lot easier! I use the spray bottle to get the icing consistency I want and I never add too much water. Thanks Gail! You are brilliant!
Look how smooth that icing is. When I made it I could see airbubbles. Here is a quick tip for removing them. Once you remove them, you will have beautiful icing ready to be transformed into beautiful cookies.
And you did it all with a hand dandy little hand mixer. Now that you know how to make royal icing with a hand mixer, what is stopping you from makeing cookies? NOTHING! I can’t wait to see what you make!
If you need more tips on how to decorate cookies, click here.