Friday, January 24, 2014

Bakery Style Pretty Pink Meringues

What Pretty Valentine's Day Sweets can you make with 2 Egg Whites 
and some Sugar? Pretty Pink Meringues! Meringues are so easy and 
inexpensive and you can pipe them in so many pretty shapes. You can 
add mini chocolate chips or nuts to them or sprinkle 
them with pretty sprinkles!

Here are the meringues before baking. They look pretty much the same after
baking - they just aren't as shiny.

I love to get creative with meringues and thought they would look cute piped
into mini cupcake papers. It makes them look like some yummy looking treat 
that you would find in a Bakery!

Pretty Pink Meringues

2 egg whites - room temp
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
pinch of cream of tartar
pink food coloring
mini cupcake liners

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In the bowl of a mixer and using
the whisk attachment beat the eggs till foamy. Add salt and
cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks. Add sugar gradually
beating until the batter is stiff.  Add your food coloring and beat
until incorporated. Spoon or Pipe mixture (I used a
Wilton 1M Tip) onto parchment lined baking sheets or 
pipe into mini cupcake liners swirling around as you 
pipe. Bake for at least 2 hours or until crisp. (to test
take one meringue out of the oven and let it cool for
a few minutes then try it)

In order to keep Meringues crisp, they must be kept in an airtight container
as soon as they cool. If you're giving these as gifts just put them in some
clear bags with a pretty label and ribbon.
Hope this recipe gives you some inspiration!!  

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. whatever you make looks so sweet and inviting! I really love your blog, it's so full of lovely recipes!
    Have a nice day! Kisses

    1. Thanks so much Laura!! I enjoyed my visit to your blog yesterday! You have a lot of creativity! xo Jina

  2. Yours are gorgeous. I haven't quite grasped the delicate and talented art of proper piping, mine always end up kinda turd blogs. Sorry to be indelicate, but that's the perfect description. Yours are tea party worth and absolutely gorgeous! Well done. Now I need to practice piping. I tend to avoid it and miss opportunities to make mundane things incredible - out of laziness or fear or a mixture of both, I'm afraid.

    Well done, your pretty meringues!!!

    1. LOL!! Thank you Michele!! All it takes is practice and a few good piping tips!! Thanks for your lovely comments!! xo Jina

    2. The same moment I entered your blog (after being absent for a long time), I noticed how much you love pink..I do too. It is not only about pink being girls color but something smooth soft and pretty..Your creations are so pretty almost not to be eaten but only to be looked at to get in good spirits:)

  3. I agree! Pink is just a lovely soft color that just lifts your spirits somehow! I'm afraid over here at my blog it's like a Pink explosion!! Thank you for your sweet comments Dzoli! You made my day!! xo Jina

  4. I'm a novice here, so forgive me if this is something I should know .... What are the red balls used on top? They appear they were also baked.

    1. Hi Elizabeth and thank you for your question! Please forgive ME, since I should have mentioned what the balls were and where to find them! They are a candy ball that has been discontinued, but now you can find similar candy balls at places like Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Amazon. They are called "Celebration Pearls" candy and are similar to "SweeTarts" but not sour. I think you could substitute these for the balls that I used in the meringues, and they shouldn't melt at the low temperature!