I know....2nd post of the day! I am on a roll! I am beginning my journey to become a cake decorator. I do not plan on being an amazing one - just one that can decorate cakes that my kids will be proud of in future years. My husband is loving the journey I am on because I make cupcakes to practice my skills on - so he has had a lot of cupcakes to eat! (You would never be able to tell because he doesn't look like he has consumed many cupcakes.) I found a recipe for fluffy white frosting on allrecipes.com and LOVE IT!! It looks so pretty and even I could pull off some professional looking cupcakes! I used the recipe below and the Wilton 1M decorator tip......Magic! (And it tastes like marshmallow cream.)
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, water and cream of tartar. Cook over medium high heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is bubble. In a medium mixing bowl, whip the egg whites and vanilla to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar mixture while whipping constantly until stiff peaks form, about 7 to 10 minutes. Frost the cake of your choice.
(Some of the comments on the recipe says that it colors really well too!!!) Enjoy!