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Half a Batch of Royal Icing Recipe | The Bearfoot Baker

Half a Batch of Royal Icing Recipe

Sometimes you just don't need a full batch of icing so here is a Half a Batch of Royal Icing for those smaller decorating jobs.


  • 1.12 lbs 4 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • ½ teaspoons cream of tartar (if your meringue powder doesn't list it in the ingredients.)
  • 2.5 tablespoons of  Meringue Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract


  • Place the powdered sugar in your KitchenAid mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a measuring cup whisk the water, cream of tartar, meringue powder, and vanilla extract.
  • With the mixer on low and the paddle attachment, add the wet ingredients with the powdered sugar.
  • Once the ingredients are combined, turn the mixer on high for about a minute.
  • Place icing in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.