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How to make it

  • In medium saucepan, heat sugar and water until sugar dissolves and mixture boils.
  • Boil until candy thermometer registers 243 degrees.
  • In small mixing bowl, using electric mixter, beat egg whites to form soft peaks.
  • With mixer running, very slowly beat in hot syrup.
  • Continue beating until meringue is completely cool and forms soft peaks.
  • In separate bowl, cream butter, shortening, lemon juice and vanilla until soft and light.
  • Add meringue slowly to butter mixture, blending well.
  • Frost sweet cakes after they have cooled.

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow kove your buttercream frosting
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    " It was excellent "
    debbie919 ate it and said...
    This sounds so good, along with your little sweet cakes...I've never had much luck with any recipe involving a candy thermometer, but just might have to try this one! Thanks, Zena, for a great post! ^5
    Deb
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