Maureen - from Killeen, TX
I know it seems like 6 tablespoons water is not enough for the amount of dry ingredients (Meringue Powder and confectioners’ sugar), but it really does work! When I prepare this icing, I combine the Meringue Powder and sugar in the bowl for my electric mixer. I turn the machine onto its lowest setting, then add the water tablespoon by tablespoon, stopping the mixer occasionally to scrape down the sides. Once all the dry ingredients are moistened – this can take a minute or two after the last of the water has been added – I increase the mixer speed slightly and set my timer for 7 minutes. Sometime around 7 minutes (10-12 if you are using a smaller hand mixer) you’ll start to see the icing get a nice sheen – like well-beaten egg whites – and become fluffy. Please try it again – we know you’ll find the recipe easy to make!