Here is a recipe for royal icing. It will turn hard when dry and is also
called the cement used to build a gingerbread house. It works fast. For best
results make sure everything is grease free. Bowl, beaters everything.
3 level tablespoons of Meringue Powder
1 lb. confectioners sugar
6 tablespoons water
Beat at high speed for 10-12 minutes until icing forms peaks. Makes 3 cups.
PS: I just got home from the hospital yesterday. I pulled a muscle in my
back during class Tues. morning while having a coughing attack. They
wouldn't let me go home and I worked in pain all day. I went to the doctor
Tues. night and I have bronchitis and a pulled muscle. During the night I
was in severe pain and fainted like 4 times. My husband took me to the
hospital. They thought I may have had a dislocated disk or back fracture
because I could only take 1 inch steps, but it turned out to be just the
muscle. Anyway my husband said the school was only concerned about my
progress reports (due Thurs. & Fri). My husband went and entered in my
grades for all 10 classes. One of my fellow teachers helped him and the asst.
principal was nice. Still nobody has called to check up on me. I think I
will quit bringing in good props for still life's. It is only wearing me out
and I am not sure they even care.