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This simple recipe for wedding cake icing can be used on almost any cake, but when used to frost a wedding cake, it's absolutely beautiful.

The icing can be spread smooth on the wedding cake with extra being piped on through a bag to make decorative borders and florettes.

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Ornamental Wedding Cake Icing Recipe


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Boil the sugar and water together in a medium saucepan without stirring until it reaches 242 degrees.

beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. slowly pour in a thin stream of the sugar syrup while beating constantly. add the cream of tartar and vanilla, and beat until thick enough to spread.

use a rubber spatula or frosting knife to spread in an even layer around sides and top of cake.

beat remaining icing until cool and stiff and place in piping bag for decorating cake. (food coloring may be added to remaining icing at this point). when frosting on cake has hardened, pipe on decorative borders.

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