I think a better way to describe this frosting could be light, airy, whipped. Yes, it is also fluffy. I guess I just don’t like using that word, haha! Sorry for the less than grand picture of said frosting. I did not think about posting this separately when I just took a quick shot of it in the bowl. You can also see it paired with the heart shaped mini Devil Food Cakes I posted yesterday.
I usually love using my favorite buttercream which is not light but fluffy and a little weighty for sure. You really can not compare a buttercream to this “fluffy” one, they are too different. Both wonderful and both useful for different things. Since I was making the cake for my husband I put extra thought into his tastebuds. He is not the biggest fan of buttercream and likes it on certain things.
As soon as I whipped this up, I knew he would LOVE it! It is not overly sweet, you can easily change the flavor from a vanilla to any of your choice and since it is bright white it is also very easy to color. I decided to keep it snow white. When he tasted it his eyes lit up! I knew I had found a winner. He said that for him this frosting would be best as a filling. I have to agree, thats why I used it between each cake layer.
If you like to use a lot of frosting I would suggest making a double batch of it. Also, when it says to beat it for 7-10 minutes, do it for the full 10 minutes. Do you have a favorite frosting?
- 1 cup granulated Sugar
- ⅓ cup Water
- ¼ teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
- 2 Egg Whites, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- In a small sauce pan stir together sugar, water, cream of tartar.
- Cook on medium-high heat till sugar is dissolved and mixture starts to bubble.
- In a medium mixing bowl whip the egg whites and vanilla till you get soft peaks. Slowly add sugar mixture till stiff peaks form about 7-10 minutes.