07 Mar

Fail: Christmas Tree Meringues

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Pin Reaper: Zizi

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/125889752057543561/, via http://www.raspberricupcakes.com/2013/12/christmas-mess-with-christmas-tree.html

pinterest fail Christmas Mess with Christmas Tree Meringues inspiration

What I Did: Looked simple enough and even looked OK when I put them in the oven, so I had high hopes. Little did I know every single one of my cute xmas trees would crack into some kind of green monstrosity.

My Result:

pinterest fail christmas tree meringue

Next Time I Will:  I don’t know how you prevent meringue to crack open, but I’m sure there are ways. I’m not really in the mood to try this again though…

pinterest fail Christmas Mess with Christmas Tree Meringues storyboarded


Comments on this post
  1. MesqSandra says:

    Brave effort! From what I see in the photo, your trees appear to be dollops rather than piped, star-fitted swirls. It could be that the swirls & twirls give the meringue the stability needed to remain upright. Plus those in the background seem crowded. Practice your piping technique and make yourself proud.

    1. Colleen says:

      Usually cracked meringue means that it cooled too quickly. Make sure you leave them in the oven to slowly cool next time instead of taking them out right away.

      1. Libster says:

        Very good advice above.
        I let my meringue cool down completely in the oven which helps prevent cracks . but you’ll still have some crack and they are fussy when you go to move them out of the oven.

        You might want to make more than you need and select the best ones for the top layer.

        Great effort though!

        1. Katie Mitchell says:

          You should whip the meringues longer, until they lose their shine, that should make them more stable and less likely to crack!

          1. sperrow says:

            Off topic, but a ceramic version of these as a series would make great collectible sculpture art. They might be crap as meringues but the contrasts in color and texture are wonderful. I’ve just made your fail my desktop background.

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