Gingerbread Houses

Ornamental Icing

Gingerbread Houses

Thank you for volunteering to make a batch of ornamental icing. The recipe can be found below and it can be made the night before. Simply cover it with damp paper towels and plastic wrap before placing it in the refrigerator.

Ornamental Icing

Recipe


2 pounds powdered sugar

6 egg whites at room temperature

1 tsp. cream of tartar



This recipe works best with a heavy duty mixer. If possible, use a stand mixer. If you use a hand-held mixer, you may want to cut the recipe in half and make it in 2 batches.


Beat together the powdered sugar, egg whites and cream of tartar for 8 to 10 minutes or until stiff peaks form. When the icing is done, it should not be runny. If it is, beat it for a few extra minutes. Place the completed icing in a covered bowl with a dampened paper towel along with a piece of plastic on top. Refrigerate the icing to keep it fresh.