Royal icing, aka "Seven Minute Cement" ~ Excellent for putting together gingerbread houses or for piping delicate shapes, like snowflakes, onto waxed paper for later use as cupcake toppers. Nice for frosting cookies, but a bit stiff for cupcakes or cakes.
Gingerbread Snowflakes This seven-inch flake, prettier than a gingerbread house or a gingerbread man, is big enough to share -- but who really wants to? Sanding sugar atop piped royal icing gives it an icy sheen. YIELD:Makes 16 cookies