They are exorbitant to buy and (in my opinion) a little tricky to make. As always, I'm on the lookout for cheats ways to make beautiful things quickly and easily and when I spotted a box of mini-meringues I knew I'd found a way.
Here's how to make a pretend macaroon:
- Buy mini-meringues (or make them if you prefer).
- Buy (or make) soft pastel coloured icing.
- Put a glob between two matching-coloured meringues and 'glue' them together.
- Gently roll the meringues in sparkly edible sugar or sprinkles.
- Leave them on a plate to harden in the fridge.
- Serve on a pretty platter to happy children or impressed adults at your next party!
The hardest thing about the process was the bit where I had to go to the shops with the children - the rest as they say was 'child's play.'
The pretty little treats are perfect for a friend's high-tea park-party (which is where Little Lotti was eating hers this afternoon), a wedding, fairy-princess party, baby-shower, Spring or Easter get together, or as a make-it-yourself project for tweens and teens.
PS - if you're a regular reader and wondering where I've been, my attentions have been tugged between the school-readiness programme for Mimi (I can't believe she's almost in 'big' school!) and getting the house ready for the new addition to our family (no not a baby) a pup!
Best wishes, and happy 'baking,'