White Cloud Icing
2 egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 t. pure vanilla extract
Use a stand mixer. It will change your life. You can make this using a hand mixer, but it just takes time. In a clean bowl (any grease on your bowl or utensils will ruin the icing, egg whites hate grease!) beat the egg whites and salt on high speed until foamy. While the mixer is running, slowly add the sugar. Beat mixture until soft peaks form (when you pull the mixer out of the white mixture you should get a little point that bends over).
Bring the corn syrup to a boil over medium heat in a small saucepan. When the corn syrup comes to a boil, remove from heat. Slowly pour the hot corn syrup into the egg mixture while your mixer is mixing on high. Beat the mixture until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Add the vanilla and mix to combine.
Use the frosting right away and eat any leftovers, it doesn’t store well. You can leave a cake that has been iced with this uncovered… any type of plastic wrap on it will be a mess. Add the sprinkles as soon as you are done icing, a thin crust forms and then the sprinkles won’t stick if you wait too long.
Finish up by letting your babies lick the bowl – the best part of icing-making for a kid!