Meringue Buttercream Frosting - 1st Generation

READY IN: 3mins




  • Whisk together egg whites and sugar in a double boiler pan.
  • Heat over boiling water, "whisk"ing constantly, until the sugar is disolved and the egg begins to foam.
  • Tranfer mixture to large bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Add the butter 1 TBSP at a time. It is VERY important not to add it all at once, the meringe doesn't like it and gets all seperated. :0.
  • After all the butter is added, scrape the edges of the bowl and continue mixing. It will act like a puddle of melty uck for a little while, but all of a sudden, it will thicken beautifully.
  • Mix in the vanilla.
  • Voila! I've found that the frosting has lots of air bubbles from being whipped, so if you're going to pipe it, I would mix it by hand with a spatula a little bit. It IS great for decorating! But keep in mind it's about half butter so don't hold on to the bag for long periods at a time. xD It tends to get melty.
  • Enjoy!