Friday, October 2, 2009

Large Royal Icing Transfer

Left: Outline piped in black royal icing Right: Drawing I used for transfer

Hair and lips filled in with maroon royal icing

Face filled in with skin-color (or as close as I could get) royal icing

Close up of eyes

Ta-dah! Finished! Now she just needs to dry for at least 24 hours. I'll let her sit for a couple days, though, just to be sure. The transfers will fall apart if they are not completely dry.

If you want to give this technique a try, here is a link to a great tutorial:


  1. Hi. Do you use egg whites or meringue powder for the icing? Will it break easily?

  2. I use meringue powder. The transfer will break easily if you don't keep it flat. I usually make two transfers just in case. It really doesn't take a lot of extra time because you already have to mix the different icing colors. You might as well make an extra at the same time.