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Meringue Powder Is The Secret Ingredient For Shiny Icing
Meringue powder, typically made from dried egg whites, sugar, and stabilizers, plays a crucial role in icing. It helps improve texture, stability, and, most notably, shine.
Meringue powder works its magic by adding stability to icing — and even creates stiffer whipped cream — preventing it from deflating or breaking down too quickly.
When incorporated into royal icing, meringue powder can give it a smoother, creamier texture, making it easier to work with and resulting in a more polished finish.
For the best results, choose high-quality meringue powder made with simple, quality ingredients. Once you're done using it, store it in a cool, dry area to maintain its freshness.