I was wondering if anyone has a recipe for a meringue icing that sets hard. I have an order for 120 cupcakes for a wedding and the couple wants to give them out at the end of the night as bonbonaires in noodle boxes- thus they need to hold their shape and not stick to the side of the box. I have tried a few recipes so far and the closest one that I sort of had success with is from The Crabapple Bakery Cupcake Book, but it still didn't crust. It tasted delicious and the couple tried it and liked it too, but I had to put the decorated cupcake in a low oven for 10 minutes to harden. It has egg whites, sugar, light corn syrup, cream of tartar, water and vanilla (I won't give out proportions because it is not my recipe).
Any ideas or help would be appreciated. The wedding isn't until November but I want to practice some more.
Also bare in mind that I am in Australia so sometimes ingredients aren't as readily available as in the US.
Thanks for your help in anticipation,