Hi everyone, Happy New Year!
I love to use Angel Feather icing for cupcakes.
This frosting is super glossy and keeps fluffy for days.
The only thing you need to think about when making this, is to beat the mixture slowly until all of the sugar is dissolved, only then you will get this beautiful glossy frosting.
And btw it is so delicious and perfect for both cupcakes and cakes.
This frosting is loved by so many in my cupcake classes.

Angel Feather Icing

  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup (170 g)  sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons Light corn syrup or  liquid glucose
  • few drops of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ts. vanilla bean paste
  • One drop food color (optional) I use pink from americolor


  • Put all the ingredients,  into a bowl that fits in your saucepan.
  • Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water or in the water, that goes up 1 inch up to the bowl.
  • Using a hand-held electric whisk, start beating on low speed until the sugar is dissolved. ( this takes about 2 minutes)
  • Increase the speed when you see that the sugar has dissolved completely.
  • Keep the bowl over the simmering water, and beat for a few minutes more until the volume is tripled, if you love the color to add a drop of food color at this time.
  • Remove the bowl from heat, and keep on beating until it is thick, glossy and tripled in volume
  • The Angel Feather Icing keeps well at room temperature for at least 2 days.
  • It is perfect for decorating cupcakes, and it’s childishly sweet but so delicious.













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  1. Hi Manuela! i tried your recipe yesterday the texture and taste turned out really good,

  2. Team Passion4Baking Reply

    Hi Michele, we are happy to hear that you had a successful result! 🙂

    -Team Passion4Baking

  3. dani barreto Reply

    Hello, i would love to know how long that frosting stand… thanks

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Dani, the Angel feather icing keeps well for a day when stored in room temperature.

      -Team Passion4Baking

  4. hi
    what is liquid glucose for? if i cant find it, what can i use to replace it??

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Anggun, you can use light corn syrup instead.
      Happy baking!

      -Team Passion4Baking

  5. Isabelle Bach Reply

    Hi Manuela,

    Does this frosting set hard enough that writing could be applied using a different icing pen?Thanks

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Isabelle, there will be a thin film forming on the surface of the icing, but it will not go hard.

      -Team Passion4Baking

  6. Hello!!!
    I was wondering if you can replace the glucose for something more natural.

    Thank you for your time.


    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Juana, try using light corn syrup instead of glucose. 🙂

      -Team Passion4Baking

  7. Hi!

    Can I store the icing in fridge or freezer instead of room temperature?


    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Karin, you can store it in the fridge, but not in the freezer. 🙂
      Happy baking!
      -Team Passion4Baking

  8. Hello. Manuela. This icing looks good, but cant make it as I donot know what “regular sugar” is. Here in the UK – we have Granulated Sugar, Icing Sugar, Fondant Sugar, Royal Icing Sugar and Caster Sugar. This does not include Soft Brown, Demerara, Dark Brown. and Coffee Sugar. So you can see the delemma I have. Granulated is what is mainly for tea. Many thanks, Muriel.

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Muriel, regular sugar in the US is about the same as granulated sugar in the UK. 🙂 That said, caster sugar will work just as well.

      -Team Passion4Baking

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Ana, it’s not quite the same, but you can use corn syrup as a substitute for liquid glucose here.

      -Team Passion4Baking

  9. Hi Manuella, is it possible to buy glucose syrup in Sweden or corn syrup. If its not, what are other options. Btw I just looooove your tv program ☺

  10. hi mauela
    love your recipes, they are so unique and fun to do. can you please suggest how to incorporate dulce de leche into this recipe,
    thank in advance

    • Thanks, you can flavor it with dulce de leche essens, but you cant combine caramel in this recipe, it would make it runny

  11. Hi Manuela
    I love what you are doing .
    I wanna know how many cupcakes this recipe can filled ?

  12. Hi Manuela
    It looks amazing!
    The bowl has to sit on the simmering water, or not?

  13. Hey, Manuela, I really love your recipe’s. Wanted to clarify whether I could cover a cake with this frosting?
    And would it remain well in the fridge?

  14. Can’t wait to try this! Would you be able to ice and fill a tiered cake with this or is it too soft? Thanks!

  15. Hi Manuela,

    I love your recipes! Especially the french crepes! Thank you for sharing (L). I see that you have but the bowl in the saucepan but read over the saucespan. Can i put the bowl in the saucepan? Would make thinks a lot easier. Hope to hear from you.

  16. Manuela,

    I don’t have a handheld mixer, only a stand mixer. Is there any way I can still make this frosting?

  17. Hi have been a big fan of your page since God knows when first recipe I see with English. But please am in Nigeria can I use granulated sugar.

  18. Keiko enriquez Reply

    This is amazing cant wait to make it! What egg size did you use for this frosting? Small or medium?

  19. Diana L Keller-Cannon Reply

    I love the cute pail you made the frosting in. Do you know where I could shop for one?

  20. Hello,

    I have a question. I have made this before, but just once. It didn’t turn out so smooth. Where did I go wrong? I mean, it looked great while in the bowl, but then I used the piping bag to decorate the cupcakes and it wasn’t smooth like yours.
    I would really appreciate your help as I want to make this again this weekend. Thanx 🙂

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  22. Hi Manuela
    Please I’d like to find out if this icing can be made using a stand mixer.
    Thank you

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