Well, it's been awhile since I've been over here at the cake spot. I've been busy waddling around gestating and laboring and feeding a newborn. And now I'm back. Or at least as "back" as you can be with a 6 week old baby.
I'm making a cake for a friend's birthday party! I'm making a princess cake, and 100 cupcakes. That is a LOT of cupcakes.
So, I'd like to share with you a new frosting recipe that will save you tons of time next time you become temporarily insane and agree to make 100 cupcakes.
Seven Minute Frosting
Place in top of double boiler:
(Don't have a double boiler? Neither do I. Just hold a saucepan over a larger pan of boiling water, but not touching the water.)
2 unbeaten egg whites
1 ½ cups sugar
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/3 cup cold water
Dash of salt
Beat for 1 minute at low speed. Cook, beating constantly, till frosting forms stiff peaks, about 7 minutes. Don’t overcook. Remove from heat. Add:
1 teaspoon vanilla (use clear vanilla if you are leaving it white) Add coloring, if desired.
Beat till of spreading consistency, about 2 minutes.
Recipe by Joyce
Just dip each cupcake in the icing, and turn right side up to get a nice curly icing top. Wa-lah!