Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting

2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
6 large marshmallows
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

To prepare:

Sift the sugar and cocoa powder together into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

Place the marshmallows, butter, and milk in a medium-size heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir until the marshmallows are melted, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Pour the confectioners’ sugar and cocoa mixture over the marshmallow mixture. Add the vanilla and stir until the frosting is smooth and satiny.

Use at once to frost the top of the cake of your choice.

Fluffy Boiled Icing

Ingredients

3 Tablespoons meringue powder
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup water
Yield: Makes 8 cups icing.
Directions

Beat meringue powder and 1/2 cup cold water until stiff, about 4 minutes.
In microwave safe bowl stir sugar, corn syrup and 1/2 cup water.
In microwave bring syrup mixture to a boil (approx. 5 minutes).
Remove, let mixture cool slightly (1-2 minutes).
Slowly add syrup to meringue mixture.
Beat on HIGH for 4 minutes.
For top of range: Mix sugar, corn syrup and water in 2 qt. saucepan. Bring to boil; cool slightly and follow directions above.