Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting

Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting

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"This is a variation of a boiled or seven-minute style frosting that I love. Strawberry gelatin gives it a boost of flavor and makes it marshmallowy good. You could use other flavors and colors of gelatin to suit your theme. It sets up fairly quick so you'll want to use it right after you make it."


20 m servings 82 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 82 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar, water and corn syrup. Bring to a boil and cook to 240 degrees F (116 degrees C) or until a the mixture makes a wispy thread when dripped from a spoon. Remove from the heat and stir in the gelatin. Set aside for just a second while you start the egg whites. If it starts to look weird, give it a quick stir. The gelatin mixture may look grainy, but it will smooth out once it gets mixed in.
  2. Whip egg whites in a clean dry bowl to soft peaks. If you have a stand mixer, use it, otherwise you may need a helper to whip while you pour. Slowly pour, or spoon the sugar mixture into the egg whites while continuing to whip to stiff glossy peaks. Use to frost a cake or cupcakes. This frosting does not need to be refrigerated.
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  1. 39 Ratings


I love this recipe. I think I may know what is happening with the "wispy thread". If you are holding your spoon over the pan of boiling sugar and water, the steam melts the thread. You have to d...

I made this with cherry jello and it was very good. I did not have corn syrup so I added 1/4 tsp of cream of tarter to the egg whites. I boiled the syrup in the microwave in a glass measuring cu...

its funny...i thought the frosting wouldn't turn out right but it turned out perfectly! the sugur that i was supposed 2 boil over the stove, got clear once it started to boil.. but it wouldnt ge...

Wonderful recipe! I've never made a boiled frosting before, so this was a first attempt for mer, and it turned our great! I used unrflavoured gelatin and added a little vanilla to the finished p...

It was really good especially on tres-leches cake because the cake itself is rich. The frosting is sweet but not too sweet and I used sugar free strawberry gelatin and it came out great. I'm u...

Must have done something wrong. The frosting turned into rock candy.

I had trouble with this -- couldn't find a thermometer, and the stuff in the pot never formed a "wispy thread", so I kept cooking...and it thickened almost to a solid and I had to toss it and st...

Recipe turned out wonderful. Very easy to make, took about 10 minutes to get the syrup right. Made enough for a very large angel food.

I didn't think this was going to turn out, but surprisingly it did and it was DELICIOUS. It tastes like a strawberry sucker! I wouldn't recommend using this to frost a layer cake, becuase its so...