Fluffy Boiled Icing
Fluffy Boiled Icing is a glossy smooth frosting that forms a crust but remains soft inside (similar to 7 minute icing).
3 tablespoons meringue powder
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
Beat meringue powder and cold water until stiff, about 4 minutes.
In microwave safe bowl stir sugar, corn syrup and water. Microwave on high for approximately 5 minutes until syrup mixture comes to a boil. Remove, let mixture cool slightly for 1 - 2 minutes.
Slowly add syrup to meringue mixture. Beat on high for 4 minutes.
Heating syrup using top of range instead of microwave: Mix sugar, corn syrup and water in 2 quart saucepan. Bring to boil; cool slightly. Slowly add syrup to meringue mixture. Add vanilla. Beat on high for 4 minutes.
Use icing immediately.
Iced cake can be stored at room temperature. Serve within 24 hours.
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