Basic Royal Icing
1 lb. 10X confectioner's sugar
1/2 cold water
1/4 c meringue powder
in standing mixer, or with hand mixer, combine meringue powder and 1/3 c of water, reserving the rest of the water. beat until bubbles start to form. slowly add sugar 1 c at a time. add clear flavoring. it should be the consistancy of slightly runny toothpaste.
beat for up to 5 minutes until stiff peaks form. color as desired. reserve for outline. add water 1 T at a time for flow icing.