French Meringue

Cakes are one of the single things we use to toast the celebrants at a party. For birthdays or graduations, that can mean lots of frosting but not everyone wants gobs of it. Since a cake just isn't a cake if it doesn't look fun and inviting, we'll focus on creative ways to decorate a cake's exterior with a lighter complement -- French meringues, or crispy macaroons.
Save Recipe
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 7 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 1 full sheet pan of meringues, about 18 to 24
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixer, begin to whip the egg whites with cream of tartar, if using.. Slowly add the sugar. Whip the whites until stiff peaks.
  3. Combine flour and confectioners' sugar (and nut powder if using), then fold into whites.
  4. Load batter into pastry bag (use open star or any desired shape IF NOT using nut powder otherwise use no tip), and pipe quarter size meringues onto grease free parchment paper. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until browned. Remove and cool before use.
  5. Pipe buttercream from cake assembly into some of the meringues for a surprise.
  6. Apply meringues to the cake after applying a heavy crumb coat. Cover completely. Put fresh berries or dollops of cooled, piped chocolate ganache between any gaps of the meringues.
Erin Jeanne McDowell

Soft Sugar Cookies

21m Easy 98%
CLASS
16m Intermediate 99%
CLASS
17m Easy 96%
CLASS
Samantha Seneviratne

Lemon Vanilla Sugar Cookies

8m Intermediate 99%
CLASS

James Briscione

Sugar Cookies

9m Easy 98%
CLASS
5m Easy 99%
CLASS
Samantha Seneviratne

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

7m Easy 100%
CLASS