Coconut Fluff Icing
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1/8 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut , lightly toasted (optional)
About 3 cups of icing.
In medium saucepan, bring syrup ingredients to a boil; lower heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Cool slightly.
In large bowl, beat meringue powder and 1/2 cup water with electric mixer until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes. With mixer running, slowly add cooled syrup to meringue mixture; continue beating on high 4 minutes. Stir in coconut extract.
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