Help with royal icing
We live on the Gold Coast in Australia, so are suffering badly with humidity at the moment. With reference to Delia's recipe for 'royal icing', is there anything that I can do so that the icing doesn't set really hard please?
I don't want to use fondant icing because I would like to ice this lovely fruit cake prior to our granddaughters christening. I have also heard that I could use Meringue powder mix, instead of icing sugar & fresh egg whites, is this correct?
The cake is Delia's Christmas cake recipe, which I have used since I was a first married 1975 & living in the UK. All my much loved Delia recipe books & website followed us to Australia in 2018 & are now borrowed by my daughter & daughter in law. I'm now 71 years old & still turn to her very frequently & love to try out some of the new recipes which are online. Please pass on my regards, thanks & best wishes to you all for 2020.
Could you advise please?