I know I know. That last French macarons post for Mactweets used up my sparkle post allotment for the next 5 years at least. Not to mention the French will probably never let me into France ever again. So I apologize for the sparkly post so soon after but I had to glitter these to distract from a potential embarrassment.
This is what happened: One of my Valentine's Themed posts last year were these lip shaped marshmallows.
|See? No sparkles.|
Lip shapes topped my Valentine baking ideas again this year. But what to make? Too many other bloggers out there had already done beautiful decorated lip shaped sugar cookies way better than I could ever dream of doing. Besides, I wanted more of a 3D effect this time so I took a stab at making them out of meringue.
Because I piped them by hand, it took several attempts before I had anything resembling a lip shape. Fortunately, that's the great thing about piping meringues as opposed to macarons, just scoop that hot mess you made back into the piping bag and give it another go.
I never fully mastered piping the lips shape so they are all different, no lip uniformity here. But most of them turned out to resemble lips. Here's where it gets dicy..or X rated. Most looked like the lips women have above the shoulders. Some unfortunately......below so I won't be serving them up any time soon to a G rated crowd.
Please. I beg of you. Whatever you do, do not turn the pictures sideways.
To distract, I glittered them. TG for disco dust. The visual fixer.
You could add any flavor you want. Meringues are so much fun, the flavor, color and shape possibilities are endless. I made these using only two ingredients (3 if you count the food coloring) and the meringues came out great.
p.s. To those of you who did turn the pictures sideways. Don't say I didn't warn you. Please don't hold it against me.
- 4 Egg whites
- 2+1/4 cups Powdered sugar
- Pink Food Coloring
- Preheat Oven to 200 degrees F.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Beat egg whites until foamy on medium speed.
- Gradually add the powdered sugar until the mixture becomes stiff and glossy.
- Add the food coloring.
- Load the mixture into a piping bag and pipe shapes on the parchment paper.
- Bake for about 3 ours or until the meringues are dry (the time will depend on the size of your shapes)
- Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.