I’ve been wanting to learn how to make royal icing for a while now. Royal icing is used to decorate cakes and biscuits and it sets hard. After reading up about the techniques and ingredients I thought that making Valentine’s treats for my family and friends would be the perfect opportunity to try it. People make it different ways, using egg whites or meringue powder. Although sometimes controversial I decided to use the original egg white recipe, I couldn’t see how these raw egg whites would be a problem if it has been done this way for years. I made them using the ‘flooding’ technique where you outline the shape you want and then thin out the mixture slightly and fill the area in. They were a lot of fun to make and look really cute topped off with coloured sprinkles.