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Hi, Nancy. I am sending this mail from India. I simply love your drop flowers and would love to make them. The only problem is that I am unable to find Meringue Powder or egg white powder in India. Can I make royal icing with real egg whites then use that for the flowers? Will they be as well set as your flowers?

Medha - from Delhi, Delhi

Thanks for the kind words! Yes, you can make royal icing using egg whites, and the flowers harden as they do when made with Meringue Powder, but there is the danger of salmonella from using uncooked egg product. If you have access to pasteurized eggs, there would be no chance of contamination.


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