Perfect Whipped Frosting

This frosting is made the same way you would if you were tempering chocolate. That is, a metal bowl set over a saucepan with simmering water in it. It shouldn’t touch the bowl.


  • 3 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • pinch of salt

Over medium heat and the water  simmering, stir all the ingredients until the sugar is dissolved (or if you have an instant read thermometer-150 degrees).

Now transfer this to a large mixing bowl and on medium high speed, beat until glossy, thick peaks form (about 3 minutes) and do not overbeat.

Reduce the heat and add whatever  flavouring or food colour you want, beating only to combine well.

Use immediately. Oh, by the way, this will make 5 cups so you can fill and frost your cake(s).


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