Circus Meringues

These soft, gooey meringue drops are a fun way to add colour to your dessert! Piped in a gorgeous rainbow swirl and topped with Funfetti sprinkles (and a generous dusting of glitter, of course), these meringues are sure to brighten your day. 


  • 4 egg whites
  • 160g caster sugar
  • vanilla essence
  • food colouring
  • Funfetti sprinkles
  • Edible glitter


  • Pre-heat the oven to 100°C
  • Ensure all of your equipment/utensils are free from grease/oil
  • Measure the weight of the egg whites
  • Whisk the egg whites with an electric mixer until you get stiff peaks (you’ll know it’s ready when you turn the bowl upside down and the mixture stays put)
  • Measure out double the weight of the egg whites in caster sugar (approx. 40g per egg white, so I’ve suggested 160g of caster sugar)
  • Keep the electric mixer on and add the caster sugar spoonful by spoonful (it’s a slow process but it works)
  • Keep mixing until all of the sugar is combined and you have stiff, glossy peaks (turn the bowl upside down again to check)
  • In a piping bag, drip/paint your chosen food colourings down the insides, all the way round (I used red, green, yellow and blue, and they merge as you pipe to form a rainbow), then cut the end off and insert a round piping nozzle
  • Put your meringue mixture into the piping bag and pipe a blob in each corner of a baking tray to glue down your grease-proof baking paper
  • Pipe the meringue onto the baking paper (leaving room around each one for them to expand in the oven) by squeezing down and lifting up quickly to get a delicate point on your meringue drops
  • Add Funfetti sprinkles before baking
  • Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes (you’ll know they’re ready when you can pick the meringue drops off the baking paper without the bottoms collapsing)
  • Dust with edible glitter for the finishing touch!
Recipe adapted from ‘Cupcake Jemma’ on YouTube

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