Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pink Sparkly Meringue Lips For Valentine's Day


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.


Pink Sparkly Meringue Lips
(From Authentic French Meringue Recipe at All Recipes)

Ingredients:
  • 4 Egg whites
  • 2+1/4 cups Powdered sugar
  • Pink Food Coloring

Directions:
  • 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.

12 comments:

  1. I can always count on you to put some sparkle in my day! Like life, they're so much more fun with glitter! :-)

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  2. You are hilarious! And only you (yet again) would even attempt to make Valentine lips out of meringue! I must say, while this post had me laughing out loud, I think your lips turned out great and I love all the sparkling up of them! No matter if they are not all uniform...no one person has the same lips as another and due to Botox...some don't even have the ones they were born with anymore. LOL.
    Are the purple hearts in the photos sugar cookies? They are so pretty.

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    1. Thanks Paula. Glad I could give you a laugh. The purple hearts are paper decorations but they would make a great cookie design as well.

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  3. Wonderful idea! Love that you have another sparkly addition to your blog.

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  4. These are adorable! You always come up with the best ideas!

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  5. Hahaha - x-rated meringues. Don't worry, darling, they look like lips! The ones on your face, I mean. Also, I'd seriously be disappointed if your treats didn't have sparkles on them. It would be like a day without sunshine :)

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  6. I haven't used sparkles in a LONG time, so you can have some of my allotment. these are too cute!

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  7. Like Joanne, I haven't used sparkles in a long time, either, so you can have my allotment, as well! Your use of sparkles is superior to mine, anyway.

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  8. I love these..they kind of remind me of those wax lips you 'could' eat, but they tasted awful, in deliuous meringue for,. Love the sparklies! Like glitter lip gloss. Glad you're loving the story, no idea how it got this far lol

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  9. cute cute cute!!! So kissable... I mean... edible! lol

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  10. Haha, there is NO such thing as too much glitter or sparkle. Not possible. Love this.

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