Friday, January 25, 2013

Three Ways to achieve Marshmallow Frosting!

I absolutely LOOOOOVE marshmallow frosting, much much more than buttercream and 1000 times more than cream! Its light, its fluffy, and it goes with sooo much more flavours and best of all I can eat a truckload of it!

I have based the quantities on all of the frostings below for 12 muffin size or 24 regular size cupcakes.  This can be piped straight onto your cupcakes (or cake or whatever else). Shown in the picture above, this is an example of meringue or marshmallow at 'Duck Beak' stage, when your mixture is at the point that it looks like this when you remove the whisk beater and it stays in this form, it is ready to use.

1. Marshmallow Frosting - Boiled

2 Egg Whites
1/2 cup Castor Sugar
1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup (we have debated this but I'd suggest glucose syrup to be similar if need be BUT many health food stores do stock Corn Syrup in Australia these days)
2 Tbsp Water
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Pinch Salt

Place all ingredients into a heatproof glass (or stainless steel) bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water.  Using a handheld mixer or a stick blender whisk the ingredients on the double boiler on high until thick and fluffy, this should take 7- 10 minutes.  Remove the bowl from the heat and continue to whisk it on high until the meringue mix has cooled.  You can now add your flavours and colours and mix well. Your now Ready to Pipe!



2. Marshmallow Frosting - with a Tub of Fluff

1/2 cup (or 125g) Butter - soft
1 1/2 cups Fluff (or Creme Marshmallow)
1 tsp Vanilla
3 cups Icing Sugar

Place Butter, Fluff and Vanilla into your mixer with whisk attachment. Whisk on a medium speed until a cream consistancy.  Then add in 1 cup of icing sugar at a time. You can flavour or colour at this stage.  Whisk on medium high to combine and whip up.  Your now Ready to Pipe!


3. Marshmallow Frosting - Whipped

4 Egg Whites
Pinch of Creme of Tartar
1 1/2 cups Castor Sugar
1/4 cup Water

Place Egg Whites in an electric mixer and whisk on high. Meanwhile place your Sugar and Water into a heatproof bowl of a saucepan of simmering water (not touching or your bowl will crack), and stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Add you colour at this stage to syrup.  Then stop stirring and allow to boil for 3-5 minutes until you reach 115 degrees (soft ball stage with candy thermometor), during this stage just use a pastry brush and water to wet the insides of the saucepan to prevent sugar crystals forming.  Once the egg whites have started to form soft peaks, add the creme of tartar.  When the syrup reaches 120 degrees then remove from the heat and pour it into the egg whites avoiding hitting the whisk.  Then whisk for a further 15 minutes until your have a thick stiff glossy batch of icing. Now you are Ready to Pipe!




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