Royal Icing

These are the recipes I use for royal icing, from my book No-Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids. Both of these recipes make equally strong icing that will hold your gingerbread house together like glue. But I prefer using meringue powder because it’s much easier to use and safer to eat than raw egg whites. You can find meringue powder at craft or cake decorating stores.

Egg White Royal Icing
3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 cups powdered sugar

Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar together until the meringue has formed stiff peaks. Beat in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until mixed together and smooth.

Meringue Powder Royal Icing
1/4 cup meringue powder
1/2 cup water
4 cups powdered sugar

Beat the meringue powder and water together until the meringue has formed stiff peaks. Beat in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until mixed together and smooth.


March 31, 2011 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

Article and Video about the Book

Check out this great article in the Ogden Standard-Examiner. Right after the article is a video of me helping kids make gingerbread houses at the King’s English bookstore.

December 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Decoration Inspiration: Graham Cracker Houses

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There are a lot of cute decorating ideas out there for no-bake gingerbread houses, and I thought I’d share what I’ve found recently. Take a look at all these cute ideas!

December 9, 2010 at 10:26 am Leave a comment


Check out this lovely review on Cute Everything, run by a sweetheart named Michelle. Seriously, you guys, everything on her site is cute, from the snowman and Santa sandwiches to the fondant swirling trees to the mini pumpkin ice cream. Thanks for the review, Michelle, and keep up the cute work!

December 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment


I’m so excited to be featured on my friend Heidi’s blog, Vacuuming in High Heels & Pearls, where she is doing a giveaway of No-Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids. Check it out! And while you’re there, check out Heidi’s crafty tips. I especially love the button ornaments she made! Also, check out her Etsy shop, The Merry Magpie. She has some really fun vintage stuff. I want those pretty pink ball ornaments!

December 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm Leave a comment

Family Fun at the King’s English

The King's English Bookstore

If you’re looking for a fun family-friendly holiday activity, sign up for the December 10th Friday Fun at the King’s English. I’ll be helping kids and parents put together and decorate a no-bake gingerbread house! All the supplies will be provided–all you need to bring is $5 for the fee, and your creativity! Registration is required and space is limited, so hurry and call 801-484-9100. I would love to see you there!

December 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

Suzie the Foodie’s Review

I’m thrilled to be featured on Suzie the Foodie’s blog. Check out the review of my book here. While you’re there, take a look at her brilliant idea for adding truffles to mocha custard, which was featured on the Everyday Food blog. Double yum!!!

December 2, 2010 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

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