Icing Base

    12 minutes

    This is a great base icing to which you can add colours, or even melt in some miniature marshmallows for marshmallow icing.

    55 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
    • 1/3 cup cold water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons light golden syrup
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Ready in:12min 

    1. Put egg whites, sugar, water and syrup in top of double boiler. Beat until mixed well. Place over rapidly boiling water. Beat constantly with electric beater while it cooks for 7 minutes or until it will stand in peaks when beater is raised. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Beat. Fills and frosts 2 layer cake.

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    This icing was really good but I do have one that is a little easier and it doesn't break down like this one seemed to.  -  07 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The frosting looked yummy on my triple chocolate cake. However, when eaten the next evening, the frosting was grainy. You could taste the sugar granules. Did no one have this problem? What did I do wrong?  -  22 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I've made this recipe several times, each with great success. The first time I made this I was a little afraid of it as I'd heard from others how difficult it was, but I've never had a problem. Fluffy white clouds of marshmallow like frosting, cannot be used in a decorator's tube, but can slathered on with a spatula. Once it's on, I take the side of my spatula and "pick" the frosting all around, making tiny peaks. This makes one of the prettiest cakes ever. I think the frosting is best eaten the day it is served as it can get kind of grainy and start to droop.  -  11 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)