Whether you make the cake from a mix, or from scratch, this Italian meringue frosting is sure to make Mom float up to the clouds on Mother's Day! It's very easy for little ones to work with, just add two scoops with a spatula and they are done! It's like air. Like most cupcakes eating them is the fun part... just be warned... it's a mustache for all and a lot of giggles!
- 1 cup granulated sugar, organic works great
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp water
- 6 egg whites
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
In the mixer add 6 egg whites and 1/4 tsp cream of tartar whip till peaks stand when you form them.
Adults should do this part of the frosting: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil, do not stir. Use a candy thermometer to check the temperature.
It is done when it reads 245 F. At this point slowly drizzle the syrup into the egg whites while mixing.
Continue to whip for about 5 minutes and then frost your cupcakes and eat right away!