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My mom's Easy and Extra Fluffy White Cloud Frosting is a light and bright, not-too-sweet topping to douse on cupcakes and cakes of all varieties!

Extra Fluffy Icing

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 cups 1x


My mom's Easy and Extra Fluffy Frosting is a light and bright, not-too-sweet topping to douse on cupcakes and cakes of all varieties!


  • 2 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. 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.
  2. With the mixer still 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Use right away.


  • Use the frosting right away and eat any leftovers, as it doesn't store well.
  • You can leave a cake that has been iced with this frosting uncovered, since any type of plastic wrap on it will be a mess.
  • Add the sprinkles as soon as you are done spreading the icing. A thin crust will form, and the sprinkles won't stick if you wait too long.
  • This recipe doubles well.
  • This is enough to frost 18 cupcakes or the outside of 1 layered cake. This is not a great icing to fill a layer cake. The cake kind of smashes it into nothing, and you don't have a nice layer in the middle anymore.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: frosting, icing, cake, cupcake, dessert, white cloud, egg free, gluten free