How to make icing smooth?

by Jeremy
(London, Ontario, Canada)

I've made quite a pile of gingerbread houses in the last few years, but a recurring problem is getting the icing as smooth as I could like it.

I'm not a baker or a cook of any kind - this is the only thing I do in the kitchen all year :P For the parts of the houses that I choose to put icing on, but not decorations my icing is always a little lumpy, and not as smooth looking as I would like.

I use the icing recipe from this site - 2 egg whites, 5 cups of icing sugar.

Do you have any suggestions?

Comments for How to make icing smooth?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 14, 2008
Sift Your Sugar First
by: Anonymous

First, try sifting your icing sugar--depending on the brand they put some additives which can cause lumps. Sift before you measure the sugar. Also, you might try this recipe

3 egg whites
3-3/4 cups Sifted icing sugar (415 grams I think)

Beat at high speed for 7-10 minutes

Your recipe of 2 eggs to 5 cups of sugar sounds like it probably came out pretty stiff.

Hope this helps and let us know if you get to the lump-free stage!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions - Decorating Gingerbread Houses.

View Cart

advertising policies

Free Newsletter

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter!

E-mail Address

First Name (Optional)


Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Gingerbread Heaven.

Gingerbread Patterns

gingerbread house patterns
Check out our patterns page.

Don't see what you want? Request a custom pattern!

Search This Site

Custom Search

Enjoy This Site?
Then why not use the buttons above to add us to your favorite bookmarking service?

Copyright© 2006-2012
All Rights Reserved.