This is an American recipe for fluffy white icing to use on cupcakes.
You can add colouring to the frosting if desired, and can also use almond, rum or lemon extract instead of the vanilla for flavouring.
Used different ingredients. I use this recipe, but I add 4 marshmallows when I pull it off the heat, and beat until they melt and it's ready to spread. I've also used orange juice in place of water and orange extract in place of vanilla. It's great with my orange cream cake. It's a wonderful marshmallow frosting! - 21 Jul 2008
I love the look of this recipe and I really want to make it... but since it is made from egg white would it not harden over time? Thanks if you could tell me if it would - 22 Nov 2012
I love this icing! I've used it for years, and it never fails to be a favourite among kids and adults, as well as a wonderful decoration on any cake or cupcake. - 21 Jul 2008