royal icing

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The designation "royal" was added after the icing was used on the large, elaborate cake made for Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert in 1840;[1] the style of icing itself is older.


royal icing (countable and uncountable, plural royal icings)

  1. (cooking) An icing made from beaten egg whites and powdered sugar, used for decorating.


  1. ^ The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets (2015, →ISBN, page 781: At Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert in 1840, white icing decorated the cake; this icing has been known as “royal icing” ever since.