Vegan royal icing?

I've been searching everywhere for a vegan royal icing suitable for making flowers on cakes with no luck. Everything I have found so far just ends up melting into a huge blob before I even get the first layer of petals on. I was just wondering if anyone had any eggless recipes they have had any luck with before!
Thanks a lot!

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8 replies since 29th June 2012 • Last reply 12th March 2017

ummm I know this isn't helpful but there are just somethings you can't replace.

I'm looking everything I've seen seems to imitate a regular confectioners sugar icing not a true royal. What ever you find to substitute it will probably need to be high in protein.


Besides eggs are amazing o.o

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Update: Found something on a blog! Totally called it, the mix the person used was sugar and soy protein XD

http://www.egglesscooking.com/2009/11/26/vegan-barley-flour-chocolate-cake/

hope that helps!

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i use this not only for my vegan friend but i hated throwing the yolks away. its pretty pricy but i find it to be worth it vs. throwing away food

Medium meringue powder
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i forgot to mention that there is a measuing chart on the can so its easy to use in a regular icing recipe

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Wilton meringue powder contains pasteurized powdered egg whites (albumin) making it unsuitable for vegans and those with egg allergies. I am both a vegan and a former Wilton instructor- I prefer the BBC recipe from http://hoppobumpo.blogspot.com/2008/12/great-eggless-royal-icing-experiment.html While it is not the same consistency and does not dry hard like ceramic (more like a "set" sand sculpture- it will dry and hold shape but crumbles under too much pressure) it does manage to make the more simple piped shapes, like dots and stars, and it does hold gingerbread houses together. Hopes this helps and to Gnot Just Gnomes I hope your vegan friend either doesn't find out or is very forgiving Happy

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http://chocochichi.com/category/cookies/ has a recipe (almost at the bottom of the page) using Versawhip 600 to replace the eggs. I haven't tried it but, from the instructor aspect, if it can make those piped pine trees and hold the shape it should be able to pipe all of the royal icing flowers taught by Wilton. A possible exception would be the royal icing lilies which use a cup-like former instead of a standard flower nail and need to be extremely firm to remove. Hope this helps Happy Good luck!

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oh wow i never saw that. thanks for pointing that out. i have a vegan friend now that im glad i never gave this to

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Maybe just icing sugar and non-dairy milk? My mom makes our Christmas cookie icing with just the sugar and milk. It will take some work to get the consistency right but when we cool our cookies and ice them it works out.

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