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Gingerbread House Icing

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This perfect royal icing makes the best gingerbread house icing recipe to hold your Christmas houses together.


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (possibly 4)


  1. Beat the egg whites, water, and cream of tartar until frothy (about 2 minutes).
  2. Add in the powdered sugar and continue to beat until thick and pasty.
  3. Add in more powdered sugar until it is thick, if needed.
  4. Scoop into cake decorating bags or sandwich bags and snip off the corner for easy application.


  • You can easily double or triple this recipe if you are having a gingerbread house decorating party.