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The frosting looked yummy on my triple chocolate cake. However when eaten the next evening the frosting was grainy. You could taste the sugar granules. Did no one have this problem? What did I do wrong?
I've made this recipe several times each with great success. The first time I made this I was a little afraid of it as I'd heard from others how difficult it was but I've never had a problem. Fluffy white clouds of marshmallow like frosting cannot be used in a decorator's tube but can slathered on with a spatula. Once it's on I take the side of my spatula and "pick" the frosting all around making tiny peaks. This makes one of the prettiest cakes ever. I think the frosting is best eaten the day it is served as it can get kind of grainy and start to droop.
Tip to people having problems with sugar crystals or getting it to beat up stiff enough: add 1/4 tsp of cream of tartar. It will prevent sugar crystals and makes egg whites beat up lighter. This is the stuff childhood memories are made of.
This recipe worked out perfectly. I did use Baker's Sugar which is ultrafine and keeps the frosting from being grainy. As others have said you do have to frost the cake immediately before the wonderful "crust" forms on the icing. Dinner guests raved about this frosting bringing back memories of their Moms making this years ago!
This recipe was a life saver. My mother always made this icing for her famous coconut layer cake and always was asked to bring it to the family reunion. This has been an 50 yr. tradition. Unfortunatly Mom suffered a stroke this past spring and was unable to make it or tell me how. Well the reunion is tomorrow and I just finished my cake and it turned out perfect. I even made it on a humid day. Just remember to start the timing after the water starts to boil after placing the pan in it. Thanks again Becky
This was great! My mother always used this for her coconut cake icing. She passed away last July and I could not find her recipe. I knew the ingredients but not the amounts or preparation instructions. When I found this I was so happy! I never could get the mixture to peak as well as it should have but once I put it on the cake and added coconut it worked fine! Thanks for posting this recipe!
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