Monday, May 14, 2018

Meringue Roses

Meringue roses have been on my cooking
bucket list for a long time now, but you
know how that goes - something else always
takes precedence!  

After making the Cookie Cake for Easter
that was covered in macarons, meringues, chocolate
eggs and fresh flowers, I realized the grandchildren
loved the meringues as much as the macarons,
and so I decided to add them to the Mother's Day Cake.

Don't worry, I didn't slave over a cake for my
own Mother's Day celebration!  Hubby bought the 
Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake from Cheesecake
Factory (truly amazing) and I had the fun of
decorating it.

They are so quick and easy and it is
amazing what two little egg whites can do!
I decided to use a little Raspberry Jello to
add flavoring.  All I had in the pantry was
sugar free, so I tried it.  I have made many
meringues in my years of baking, but adding
just a little Jello made the best flavored
meringue and it was so firm and make
such pretty lines on the roses.  I will
always use a little Jell-O from now on.

Meringue Roses Recipe

2 egg whites room temperature
1 1/2 tsp. corn starch
1 1/2 tsp. white vinegar
1/2 C. granulated sugar
11/2 tsp. sugar free Raspberry Jell-O

In a clean bowl with whisk attachment,
begin whipping the egg whites until
frothy.  Mix the cornstarch and vinegar
together and whisk in for about a minute
to form soft peaks.  

Continue beating the egg whites 
adding the sugar slowly, until glossy
stiff peaks form.  Beat in the dry Jell-O.

Pipe out onto parchment paper.  Bake at
200 for one hour and fifteen minutes,
 then turn off the oven and leave them in the
oven for six hours or overnight.

I piped a pan full of roses and still had
plenty left, so I piped another pan of hearts and

The cake was decked out with fresh roses,
meringue roses, hearts and dots.  

Then I dipped the bottoms of some roses and hearts
in melted chocolate.  They were all a hit and
made such pretty cake decorations.

The chocolate Eiffel Tower I made using a mold
we had bought in Paris a few years ago.  I then
painted it with gold lustre.  It was hollow and
had hidden treats in it.

Now that I know how much the little ones love
meringues, we will be making them a lot more
often - they are so quick and easy and beautiful.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. One word: YUM!!! I absolutely love meringues! The first meringue I ever had was in high school and a friend's Mom sent meringues instead of store bought cookies. It was love at first sight, and at first taste! Have a wonderful week, Jacqueline!

  2. These are beautiful, Jacqueline - thank you for the recipe!

  3. So pretty Jacqueline! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I may have to try those meringue roses one day. The chocolate Eiffel Tower is amazing.

    Smashing Plates

  4. You have wowed us again. How beautiful those pink meringues are. The cake is gorgeous! Something so simple is stunning. Thanks for sharing your very own recipe.

  5. That is such a great idea to buy a cake and then add your own decorations! And the roses are beautiful!! I can't wait to try this, thanks Jackie!

  6. These are so very pretty! I have done some piping of cake decorations but not a lot. Do you mind sharing what tip you used to pipe these roses? Thanks.

  7. Wowwww these are beautiful...! from me Ria x 💜

  8. These are so beautiful, Jackie! I love them! What a great idea, too. You make everything so pretty!


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