Marshmallow Whip and Mingle Monday

11 Oct

Fluffy and Yummy!

Happy Columbus day readers! Today’s post is special for two reasons:

1) I found an incredible marshmallow frosting recipe that will be perfect for halloween ghost cupcakes!

2) It’s monday, which means it’s Mingle Monday over at Life of Meg (http://megnificentlife.blogspot.com/). I have come to look forward to Monday’s simply for Migle Monday.

Life of Meg is a blog about well…the life of a girl named Meg. Her blog is creative, flirty, and fun! As far as cupcakes go, I get a lot of inspiration from the colors and pictures she often posts. She write about anything and everything – from date nights and breast cancer awareness, to Glee and travel tips. Overall, it’s a really fun and easy read!

My favorite part of her blog however, is Mingle Monday. Here’s how it works:

  1. Wait for Monday to arrive
  2. Go to http://megnificentlife.blogspot.com/
  3. Add your blog name to the list of Mingle Monday Participants
  4. Find 2 new blogs from the list of other bloggers that are participating in Mingle Minday
  5. Read their blogs and leave comments mentioning you found them on Mingle Monday
  6. Report back to Life of Meg by leaving a comment saying what you liked most about the new blogs you found!
  7. Ta-Da, you just Mingled!

 It’s a great way to get your blog some exposure while finding some really cool new blogs to read. So here’s a shout out to Meg, your blog rocks! Thanks for giving all of us a venue to find new blogs and to get some exposure for our own blogs.

Join me at Mingle Monday!

Alright, so now for the fabulous Marshmallow Whip frosting that I have officially fallen inlove with!

Marshmallow Whip – From the book “Baking: From my home to yours”

1/2 cup egg whites (about 4 large)
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract – 1/2 tablespoon of Marhmallow flavoring

  1. Put the egg whites in your mixer bowl or in another large bowl – Make sure the bowl you use is 100% dry.
  2. Put the sugar, cream of tartar and water in a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, cover the pan and boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Uncover your saucepan and allow the syrup to boil until it reaches 242 degrees F on the candy thermometer. While the syrup is cooking, start beating the egg whites on medium-low speed.
  4. Remove mixture from heat – let cool until temperature reaches 235 degrees.
  5. When the syrup is at about 235 degrees F, begin beating the egg whites on medium speed with the whisk attachment or with a hand mixer. If the whites form firm, shiny peaks before the syrup reaches temperature, reduce the mixer speed to low and keep mixing the whites until the syrup catches up. With the mixer at medium speed, and standing back slightly, carefully pour in the hot syrup, pouring it between the beater(s) and the side of the bowl. 
  6.  Add the vanilla and marshmallow flavoring and keep beating the whites at medium speed until they reach room temperature, about 5 minutes.

Perfect for chocolate cupcakes, lemon cupcakes, strawberry cupcakes, or my favorite..coconut cupcakes! Enjoy xo

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14 Responses to “Marshmallow Whip and Mingle Monday”

  1. Nikki October 11, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    YUM!! I must try this!! Can’t wait!!

  2. fontgirl October 11, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    It’s seriously good! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

  3. Celia October 12, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    Saying hello from Mingle Mondays!

    Your posts are all delicious looking. So many different cupcakes to try!

  4. Becs October 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Hiya from Mingle Mondays!! Just as well I found you, marshmallow whip sounds like all my dreams come true!

    Becs @ Stiletto Studio
    xx

  5. Michaela October 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    Saying hi from Mingle Monday! I am so excited I found this blog! Can’t wait to try the recipies!

  6. Julie at www.downtimeweblog.com October 13, 2010 at 12:33 am #

    Hi from Mingle Monday! All I have to say about your blog is Yum!!!! I love cupcakes!

  7. Amber October 13, 2010 at 4:44 am #

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm…….YUMMMM! I’m a new (late) follower from Mingle Monday!
    http://www.thestrobel3.blogspot.com

    I heart your blog! 🙂

  8. Leah October 13, 2010 at 4:47 am #

    Stopping by from Mingle Mondays over at Life of Meg. I LOVE cupcakes so I absolutely adore your blog!!!

  9. fontgirl October 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments! xoxo

  10. Stef @ TooMuchToDoSoLittleTime.com October 16, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    I found you through Meg’s Mingle Monday. I have a major sweet tooth… I’m in trouble… your desserts look soooo yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Geni - Sweet and Crumby October 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them since my last marshmallow whip did not come out. I am determined to not screw these up! BTW, I have discovered I have a cupcake liner addiction. Do you have that problem too?

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