Enjoy this fun yummy Valentines Day project you can share with your friends and special someone.
Step 1: Making the meringues
Makes 9 cupcake boxes
4 egg whites, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and mark 2 inch in diameter circles for a guideline.
Place the egg whites in a large clean, dry bowl. Use an electric beater to whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. This takes about 6 to 9 minutes. Gradually add the sugar and whisk until the sugar dissolves. Continue beating for 2 minutes or until the mixture is thick, glossy, all the sugar dissolves and you have stiff peaks. Separate the mixture into bowls for coloring and add a few drops of food coloring.
Then add the mixture to sandwich bags for piping. Pipe in the circle outline to make the cupcakes tops. Bake in your preheated oven for 2 hours then turn off the oven and leave the meringues in the oven for another 3 hours or until cooled.