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Red Frosting

Yield enough for one 3-layer cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 to 3 drops red food coloring

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and water in a medium-size heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil and sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches soft ball stage (240°).

  2. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy. While beating at medium speed of electric mixer, slowly pour hot syrup in a thin stream over egg whites. Turn mixer to high speed; continue beating until stiff peaks form and frosting is thick enough to spread. Add food coloring; beat until blended. Spread on cake immediately.

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