Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Lights Meringues & Giveaway Reminder


These would look way better if I had more time. Like everyone, it's rush rush rush this time of year. They were inspired by Haniela's absolutely stunning Poinsettia meringues. I followed her recipe HERE. My Christmas lights meringues are significantly less stunning, wonky at best but I still think the idea was cute enough to post.


After whipping up Haniela's meringue recipe, I separated and colored the meringue choosing  traditional green, red and blue for the light bulbs.  About 1/4 cup was colored black and about 1/2 cup yellow gold. All colors were loaded into disposable pastry bags fitted with round tips, except for the yellow gold color where I used a ribbon tip.

I traced outlines of Christmas lightbulbs on parchment paper and then flipped it over on the baking sheet in order to pipe the meringue in the shape of the bulb.



Using the yellow gold with the ribbon tip, I piped the ridged bottom of the bulb finishing the shape off with a dollop of black meringue at the base.


After baking the meringues, I applied edible gold dust to the base of the bulb using a small paintbrush and a little vodka to give it a metallic finish.


There are so many possibilities for different flavor and color combinations in making this little festive holiday treat.



 Don't forget to enter my merry joyful box of baking supplies giveawayWinner will be announced on Wednesday. THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. THANK YOU.


The giveaway includes these jumbo cookie cutters.


Click HERE to enter the giveaway and to see what I made with my own set of these cutters.

13 comments:

  1. Okay, so I am in AWE of these! They are adorable!

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  2. I LOVE THESE!!! thank you for the mention.

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  3. What an awesome idea! I love how the gold turned out! So cool!

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  4. Love your lights! The edible gold dust just makes them pop doesn't it.

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  5. Love the gold dust! I'm not sure I'd have the manual dexterity to make shaped meringues. I'm impressed!

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  6. Wow, where did u get the gold dust from? Looks great! I've found gold sprinkles but only found dust somewhere in NYC a few years ago. Nice work!

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  7. they are so cool... it is awesome

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  8. Adorable! I love how sculptural meringue is...great idea!

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  9. I love the colors...so bright and festive :)

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  10. Absolutely awesome. I could never do anything like this or even think it up.

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  11. Oh my goodness these are so creative - well done.

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  12. I just shared a link to these on my blog. I still love them!

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