Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmastime Cooking: 7 Minute Frosting

You know, I thought about putting the recipe for the candy house frosting on the last blog post but didn't - and I really don't know why.

So here it is, per request....the fluffy snow/glue recipe:

It's best to make this icing with a handheld electric, but if you are beating it by hand, be sure to whisk it vigorously and constantly.

Makes about 2 cups

3 large egg whites
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cold water
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (i leave this out since it's not being eaten on cake/cookies)

1. Combine egg whites, sugar, water, and cream of tartar in a medium metal bowl. Set over a pot of rapidly boiling water and beat constantly for 7 minutes.

2. Remove from heat, add vanilla, and continue beating until glossy and stiff enough to spread. Use immediately.

Now, for our particular candy house this year, I tripled the recipe. BUT, I could have probably gotten away with just doubling it.


  1. Thanks! I found your blog with your maternity jeans tutorial or the tshirt dresses (can't remember which one) sometime ago I have an Olivia that is a couple days younger than Rhodes so I check back every now and then for all your fun tutorials.

  2. i laughed out loud when i got to the bottom of that last post!!! i love it!!! she reminds me so much of my sophie. oh the trouble those two could get into!! we are going to decorate our house next week and i can't wait! i'm making myself spread out all the fun things to do so we won't be left bored the closer we get to christmas. your family is so cute!


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