Meringue wreath decorations

Meringue wreath decorations

Get set for Christmas with these sweet meringue wreath decorations. Use as edible table settings or thread through a length of ribbon for decorations
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Whisk the egg whites with an electric whisk or in a stand mixer for 2-3 mins, or until doubled in size and foamy. With the motor running, add 1 tbsp sugar at a time, beating in fully before adding the next spoonful.
  2. Step 2

    When all the sugar has been mixed in, whisk for 2-3 mins more until thick, glossy and holding stiff peaks. Transfer the meringue to a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.
  3. Step 3

    Heat the oven to 120C/100C fan/gas ½. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and draw 10cm circles on the parchment to make wreath templates. Turn the parchment over so the outline is still visible, and use a little meringue to stick it down to the baking sheet.
  4. Step 4

    Pipe small stars of meringue over the template, making sure they’re touching one another, or pipe one long circle over the template to make a plain wreath. Scatter with sprinkles to decorate. Bake for 1-1 hr 10 mins until the meringue wreaths can easily be removed from the parchment and feel dry and hollow. Leave to cool completely. Brush the meringues with a little edible gold lustre, if you like.
  5. Step 5

    Write names or messages on the paper and thread through a length of ribbon. Tie to the wreaths and use as table settings or decorations.