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Ornamental Frosting

Low Calorie Recipe

Ornamental Frosting makes up a nice big batch of fluffy, light frosting colored with food coloring if desired.

Ornamental Frosting


16 ounces powdered sugar
3 tablespoons meringue powder
1/3 cup warm water
1 teaspoon yellow paste icing color
1 teaspoon red paste icing color
1 teaspoon leaf green paste icing color

Recipe Directions

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, meringue powder, and water. Mix mixture for five minutes, or until it is so stiff that knife drawn through it leaves a clean-cut path. If desired, add coloring to frosting. With decorating bag, with small tip, decorate cookies with frosting. If mixture is too thick add a little more warm water to desired spreading or piping consistency. Keep frosting covered with plastic wrap to prevent drying out. Decorate cookies as desired.

Recipe Note

Frosting may be stored in refrigerator in airtight container for up to one week (reheat frosting slightly to make it spreadable).

Nutrition Information

Yield: 48 servings (3 cups)
Serving size: 1 tablespoon
Calories: 38; Fat: 0g; Protein: 0g; Carbohydrate: 9g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Calories from Fat: 0

Creamy Fudge Frosting

Creamy means Creamy Fudge Frosting with cream cheese, skim milk, vanilla and cocoa powder for flavor and powdered sugar for sweetness.

Creamy Fudge Frosting

5 tablespoons cream cheese
1 tablespoon skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon skim milk
3 cups sifted powdered sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, 1-tablespoon milk and vanilla. Add cocoa and blend well. Add 1-teaspoon of milk and 1/2-cup sugar, beating constantly. Add remaining sugar, 1/2-cup at a time. Spread on completely cooled cake.

Recipe makes enough Creamy Fudge Frosting for one 9 x 13-inch cake. Serving size: 2 tablespoons.

Nutrition information: Calories: 96; Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrates: 20g; Sodium: 36mg