Party Cake Frosting Recipe -
Party Cake Frosting Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Party Cake Frosting

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Original recipe makes 1 frosting for 9x13 inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. In the top of a double boiler, combine gelatin, egg whites, sugar, water and cream of tartar. Using an electric mixer, beat icing over boiling water until soft peaks form. Remove from heat. Continue to beat until icing forms stiff peaks. Use to frost a completely cooled cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 03, 2003

excellent recipe-used it for my daughters birthday cake. I used 2 tablespoons of jello from a big box of raspberry flavor. Pretty pink color. Also, leftovers refrigerated well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 03, 2011

I made this per instruction, it was interesting. The sugar never dissolved fully and it never quite reached the stiff peak stage. It got close and then seemed to want to separate again. Not sure exactly what I did wrong. Tastes very sugary. Will try again another time.


18 Ratings

Dec 19, 2004

I had made cupcakes and did not have any frosting. I found this and thought well I have all the stuff what is the worst to happen? Well let me tell you this is a MUST TRY! (I used cherry jello) I made it and had to wait for cupcakes to bake, I put the frosting in the frig and it was great! A sure make again. Thank you Judith for such a wonderful frosting! My huddy liked it and so did a neighbor girl.

Sep 29, 2006

This frosting was delicious. My kids say that it tastes like laffy taffy. It has a marshmellowy texture. It was fairly simple to make. I used the small box of jello, and since it was a 3 oz. size, I did a 1 1/2 recipe. I will definitely make this again.

Jan 25, 2011

LOVE this!!! Use a 1/4 cup of a jello pack, because you can't use the whole packet because it is 3oz.

Feb 27, 2008

i was admittedly skeptical at first. i made it and it was very runny. but it cooled for a while and thickened up. it was perfect. i made it for a valentines party on cupcakes

Mar 02, 2008

I dont know what I did wrong but it turned out unspreadable. Im giving it three stars in honor of my error - because it still tasted good, but I had to throw it away. :(

Feb 29, 2008

I'm not sure if I am clear on what size box of jello to use because I didn't find a 1 oz. box in the store. My frosting turned out very sticky and almost unable to frost with. Otherwise it tasted a lot like laffy taffy as someone else had commented.


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  • Calories
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 21 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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