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The Secret Ingredient To Add To Icing For Undeniable Flavor
Royal icing, known for its stability and smooth texture, lacks flavor despite its ornate appearance. The secret ingredient to enhance its taste is vinegar.
Vinegar creates a mouthwatering flavor without making it sour and balances out the sweetness, creating a more durable icing suitable for decorating baked goods.
The vinegar provides an additional layer of flavor and better helps the icing hold together. Generally, you'll need a quarter of a teaspoon of vinegar for every three egg whites.
Additionally, vinegar helps the icing set faster, speeding up the time it would normally take to build the structure. Once dry, royal icing is hard and sturdy with a matte finish.