Unicorns seem to be all the craze these days. The mythical creatures are lending themselves as the inspiration to all sorts of food items and party themes, even fashion. We knew this trend hit it big time with the Starbucks Unicorn Frappucchino, and it doesn’t seem to be fading out!
With pastel colors and gold shimmer everywhere…we knew we wanted to come up with a way to enjoy the trend in an easy, yet impressive way.
Merigues ARE easy. The seem intimidating, but they really aren’t. The biggest struggle is the time it takes, BUT – that time is mostly spent in the oven, NOT in prep time. Thankfully.
These also store easily and can be made weeks in advance of a party that you may be having. Since they are an easy handheld, light dessert – they will certainly get gobbled up with glee by everyone.
Not to mention the fun factor for kids with edible “poop”… ? ?
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup powdered sugar, divided in half
- 2 drops raspberry flavor *optional*
- Teal, Purple, Pink food coloring (we used Wilton gel)
- Edible gold lustre dust
- Piping bag
- Large circle icing tip
- Parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Mixing bowls
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees F. Then, separate your eggs to use only the whites and begin beating with a mixing on high until stiff peaks are forming (couple of minutes to achieve this).
- Add HALF of the powdered sugar (1/2 cup) and continue to beat the egg whites until the mixture becomes both stiff and glossy.
- Fold in the second half of the powdered sugar, using a spatula gently until it's well combined. Add in flavor extract and fold that in as well.
- Separate the mixture into three bowls. Color each of them separately with teal, pink, purple (or any three colors of your choice!).
- Folding your icing bag complete with the tip over a large drinking glass. Begin to spoon each color one at at time into the mixing back, spooning it not just into the bags, but gently scraping it against the sides so it creates three separate colors within the same bag, that will swirl together when piping. (You can also use a Wilton 3-color coupler for this step if you'd like the colors to be more divided).
- Onto your parchment lined baking sheet, pipe your meringues in a circle, upwards into a peak to make a "poop" shape.
- Bake for 2 hours. Remove from oven, let cool for 15 minutes and enjoy immediately or store for later. These will last for a couple weeks.
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