Friday, October 8, 2010

Fluffy Boiled Icing

I made it through school roll day and a first grade field trip...hallelujah! All I ask of the weekend is to get to sleep past 5:20. 8:00 sounds great, but I will lucky to get 7:00 :) I'm excited to report we officially have a contract on a house. The closing date's set for October 18th, but it could be as soon as next Thursday. We have some major fixer-upper issues, but hope to be able to move in before Christmas. I will post some before and after pictures for you. We have a LOT of work ahead of us, but 4 bedrooms, a garage and basement are worth it! In celebration I had to make cake with my FAVORITE frosting (and Makayla's). You have to try it on angel food cake. Super yummy. Enjoy :)

1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar (IF NEEDED)

Combine sugar, water, corn syrup, and salt in a saucepan; stir until well blended. Boil slowly without stirring until mixture will spin a long thread when a little is dropped from a spoon (hold the spoon high above saucepan), or reaches 238 - 242 degrees F (114 - 117 degrees C). In a large bowl, beat egg whites with a mixer until they are stiff, but still moist. Pour hot syrup slowly over egg whites while beating. Continue until mixture is very fluffy, and will hold its shape. Add vanilla, and beat until blended. If icing does not seem stiff enough, beat in 2 or 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until stiff enough to hold its shape. Spread on cake.


InspiredDreamer said...

I've gotta say, the name of that icing is what caught my attention. Fluffy and boiled do not evoke images of the same substance for me, but it sure does look fantastic!

Congrats on the house, I'm sure everything will work out right, even if a lot of stuff goes wrong! :)

Willoughby said...

Congrats on the house! Our house was a (train wreck) fixer upper, too! I think I love it that much more because of all the work we did.

The icing looks wonderful! I have a similar recipe in a vintage cookbook.

Krista said...

Congratulations on your new house! I'll have to give this icing a whirl. It looks delicious!

Kathy said...

I have to make this once a year for my husband's birthday cake, which is a spice cake. There have been times that I have made it and threw it out four times! It just wouldn't set up!
I'll try the confection sugar next time. I really believe this is the icing from hell,just sent to this earth to torment me!

Ingrid said...

Yay! Congrats!