This is a little different from the normal, icing sugar, milk or cream, maybe a dab of butter. Try it and see if this doesn’t make a huge difference.
This will make about 5 cups. Will more than fill and ice a 3-4 layer cake. This doesn’t keep so it must be used right away. Ready?
Set a bowl over a pot of simmering water (not in it, but the same way you would melt chocolate) and combine 3 large egg whites, 3/4 cup of sugar, a pinch of salt and 1/3 cup of water.
Cook over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, this will take about 2 minutes or so. Transfer this to a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat on high until glossy (about 3 minutes) and reduce speed to low. Add 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla and beat until combined.
If making a chocolate cake, use chocolate flavouring, omitting the vanilla. Or orange, lemon…whatever you are making. Really a good icing and worth the few minutes it takes to make.