Applying gold to royal icing usually calls for the addition of alcohol in order to turn gold pearl dust into a paint. You can read my original tutorial on how to make gold royal icing here. I& received lots of inquiries about what can be used i
4 cups powdered sugar 6 tablespoons whole milk 6 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 ½ teaspoon almond extract - In a large mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Add in corn syrup, and 1 ½ teaspoons almond extract.