Haniela's: ~Pink Meringue Roses~

Friday, April 15, 2011

~Pink Meringue Roses~

Last year I made my first meringue roses, then in  December I made Meringue Santa Hat,
using the same recipe. I have several other ideas as of what to make from Meringue but today I will share with timeless beauty of roses.
Not only they are pretty, but they are sweet and delicious. Imagine receiving a box of these for Valentine's Day, Mother's day or just because.
From ME to You
~Happy Friday~

 Pink Meringue Roses
4 large egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon meringue powder
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or other extract you'd like to use
Pink Food Color

Meringue
Using a whisk combine egg whites, pinch of salt, sugar and meringue powder in a heat proof bowl, best to us is tempered glass or your stainless steel mixer bowl. Set the bowl over the pan with simmering water. Whisking constantly, until sugar dissolves and mixture is hot to the touch, about 5 minutes or so.
Transfer the bowl to your electric mixers, using wire attachment, beat the mixture gradually from low to high, until stiff peaks are formed.About 8-10 minutes. Add the flavorings and mix for a minute or so to incorporate extract.
Add a touch of pink food color and beat until no streaks are visible..
  
Preheat oven to 175 degrees. 
Piping Roses
Cut up small parchment squares about 2inches x 2inches. 
Large piping tip WILTON 125
piping bag

Easy to follow tutorial on how to make ribbon roses can be found here
In the tutorial they use a round tip to pipe the cone shape onto the flower nail. I use a petal tip to make the cone like shape.It doesn't have to be 100% perfect as it will get covered with the rose petal anyway.
I use parchment squares for this project, once I have piped rose  I place it directly onto the baking sheet. I find parchment paper better choice for baking projects.
It takes practice, don't get discourages if it doesn't work first time around. Believe me when I first tried making these roses I had no clue how to do it. Try to make somewhat similar size of roses.
When making a significantly different sizes, make sure you bake smaller ones and large ones on separate baking sheets as baking time will vary with different size of roses.

 Baking
175F
Once you have all the meringue used up you can bake the roses .
I baked 2 sheets at a time,  at 175F, for about 2.5 hours, or until dried through. Baking times vary depending on the size of the piped meringue designs.

Once baked, let cool completely in the oven.
My First DYI Cake Stand - HOW TO

Painting with disco dust
Once my roses where cool, I decided to add a little sparkle to them. 

White Disco Dust
McCormick Lemon Extract(read  more on what type of alcohol you can use here)
small dish

Mix little bit of disco dust with lemon extract, using a small brush, paint the edges of your dried and cooled meringue ribbon roses. I find that added sparkle really makes them pop.
Aren't they pretty?

~♥~

 


13 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful, and I'm putting them on my to-do list. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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  2. Not only are the roses gorgeous, the stand is too. And yes, I LOVE THE COLOR.

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  3. the meringue looks so elegant indeed. so mouthwatering!! By the way, what is meringue powder? I don't think we've got it here in our place? is it ok if we make do without it? or is there any substitute??

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  4. davvero splendide...sembrano vere....davvero impressionante..complimenti!!!!
    a presto,
    ciaoooooooooooooooo

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  5. These are just beautiful! I love that they are dusted with Disco Dust.

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/14/chocolate-birds-nests/

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  6. These look so pretty, Hani! I'm sure they taste great, too...

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  7. Love the look of these roses. Such a pretty design. Beautiful!

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  8. GORGEOUS!!! love the stand too!!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/spring-ideas/ Have a GREAT weekend!

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  9. These are SO gorgeous!! I love them!
    I would love for you to link up at my first linky party! :)
    {nifty thrifty sunday}
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  10. I'll be featuring those yummy-looking roses at tomorrow's linky party!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}! I would love if you stopped by tomorrow and share more of your cute projects! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  11. I really love these Hani! They are so beautiful!

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