Well, I finally got brave enough to try a meringue buttercream frosting - I've never attempted this style of recipe. It's stiffly beaten egg whites, with boiling sugar syrup slowly added, then sweet butter beaten in a chunk at a time. I added melted bittersweet chocolate, plus some dark cocoa to balance out the texture/flavour.
This is some good stuff. I didn't have it at the right temp, so my swirls broke up a little. However, the taste & texture are superb; silky and melting.
Made especially for my friends Emma (10) and Chloe (7). They're having a sleepover party tonight. I sure hope they like these!