Decorating with Royal Icing: Recipe and Step-by-Step Tutorial – Annie’s Eats. When icing is not in use, put it in a jar tip down with a little bit of water to prevent the icing in the tip from clogging.
Watch how to make royal icing and learn how to use this recipe to make flowers, rosettes, and other decorations. Also in this video, you will learn how to make the right consistency of royal icing that’s good for brush embroidery and for flooding cookies.
To make royal icing black without having to add a ton of black food coloring, add cocoa to it first--this worked okay. It wasn't exactly black, but it did help make it much darker and taste better than adding a ton of food coloring.
How to Make the Best Sugar Cookie Icing
The only icing recipe you'll need for every sugar cookie ever! Simple and easy to master, follow this recipe for delicious, creamy frosting for all your cookie decorating needs!