See? I wasn't lying. This is me on my third birthday blowing out the candle on top of my seafoam frosting. My love for it started at a young age. :)
Seafoam is great for those who like cupcakes, but don't like how sugary buttercream frosting can get. This is a light topping that adds a bit of sugar and flare to the cake. Since the frosting peaks, you can decorate it many ways.
One swirl with one peak at the top. (Aren't they cute?!)
Since this is such a special recipe, it must be eaten the same day it's made. Ok, ok. It really needs to be eaten the same day it's made since the frosting will start to seep into the cake and it will lose it's texture and flavor after a day. Best thing is to whip it up, decorate, and eat right away. (I know...so hard to HAVE to eat cake right away.)
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and maybe you'll be requesting it for your next birthday, too!
2 egg whites
3/4 C white table sugar or light brown sugar
a little bit of vanilla (Erika's extras - I used about a 1/4 t since I wanted more of a vanilla flavor)
1/3 C light corn syrup
2 T water
1/4 t cream of tartar
1/4 t salt
Place in the top of a double boiler while water is boiling. Beat with electrical hand beater on top speed or second to top speed until it will stand in peaks (stiff). This will take any where from 5 to 10 minutes. (Add food coloring within the first minute of beating the frosting.)
Bake well and prosper!