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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 frosting for 9x13 inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In the top of a double boiler, combine gelatin, egg whites, sugar, water and cream of tartar. Using an electric mixer, beat icing over boiling water until soft peaks form. Remove from heat. Continue to beat until icing forms stiff peaks. Use to frost a completely cooled cake.

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Nutrition Facts

85 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 20.9g; sodium 21.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2003
excellent recipe-used it for my daughters birthday cake. I used 2 tablespoons of jello from a big box of raspberry flavor. Pretty pink color. Also leftovers refrigerated well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2011
I made this per instruction it was interesting. The sugar never dissolved fully and it never quite reached the stiff peak stage. It got close and then seemed to want to separate again. Not sure exactly what I did wrong. Tastes very sugary. Will try again another time. Read More
(4)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2003
excellent recipe-used it for my daughters birthday cake. I used 2 tablespoons of jello from a big box of raspberry flavor. Pretty pink color. Also leftovers refrigerated well. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2004
I had made cupcakes and did not have any frosting. I found this and thought well I have all the stuff what is the worst to happen? Well let me tell you this is a MUST TRY! (I used cherry jello) I made it and had to wait for cupcakes to bake I put the frosting in the frig and it was great! A sure make again. Thank you Judith for such a wonderful frosting! My huddy liked it and so did a neighbor girl. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2006
This frosting was delicious. My kids say that it tastes like laffy taffy. It has a marshmellowy texture. It was fairly simple to make. I used the small box of jello and since it was a 3 oz. size I did a 1 1/2 recipe. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2008
i was admittedly skeptical at first. i made it and it was very runny. but it cooled for a while and thickened up. it was perfect. i made it for a valentines party on cupcakes Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2011
I made this per instruction it was interesting. The sugar never dissolved fully and it never quite reached the stiff peak stage. It got close and then seemed to want to separate again. Not sure exactly what I did wrong. Tastes very sugary. Will try again another time. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
LOVE this!!! Use a 1/4 cup of a jello pack because you can't use the whole packet because it is 3oz. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/29/2008
I'm not sure if I am clear on what size box of jello to use because I didn't find a 1 oz. box in the store. My frosting turned out very sticky and almost unable to frost with. Otherwise it tasted a lot like laffy taffy as someone else had commented. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2008
I dont know what I did wrong but it turned out unspreadable. Im giving it three stars in honor of my error - because it still tasted good but I had to throw it away.:( Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2011
If I could give this 10 stars I would. This is sooo good. For those who don't like overly sweet frosting like my husband. I used an entire 3 oz. box of strawberry gelatin. Great recipe. Thank you. Read More
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