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Preparation info

  • Makes Enough to Fill and Frost

    One 8 Inch

    Two-Layer Cake
    • Difficulty


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Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free

Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free

By Karen Morgan

Published 2010

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  • cups sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 6 large egg whites</


In a small, heavy saucepan, combine the sugar and the water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking to dissolve the sugar, and cook until the mixture registers 239°F (soft-ball stage) on a candy thermometer. This will take several minutes.

Meanwhile, in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites with the salt until frothy and opaque. Add the cream of ta