I have a pretty short list of "go-to" recipes. Weird I know. You would probably think it was lengthy but it really isn't. In all honesty, why should it be? I recommend being exceptional at a few great dishes than being mediocre at 100. I digress. . . .Anyhows, this recipe is phenomenal. This is the best frosting you will ever have in your entire life.
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, water and cream of tartar. Cook over medium-high heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is bubbly.
2.In a medium mixing bowl, whip the egg whites and vanilla to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar mixture while whipping constantly until stiff peaks form, about 7 to 10 minutes. Frost the cake of your choice.
**** Little note: I let the sugar mixture cool just a little bit before adding to the eggwhites. I find it helps hold the eggwhites better.