recipe: snowmen meringues to decorate your log cakes this christmas

December 06, 2018

recipe: snowmen meringues to decorate your log cakes this christmas

If you are looking for something to adorn your Christmas bakes with, these meringue snowmen are perfect for you! Not only are they adorable, they are incredibly easy to make as well. All you’ll need are some egg whites, sugar, chocolate chips/chocolate (for melting), and some chocolate biscuit sticks, and you’re ready to go.

Start by whisking 3 egg whites, gradually adding granulated sugar until it turns opaque and stiff peaks form. The peaks should hold and point upwards when you turn the whisk/mixer upside down.  

Stiff peaks

Next, transfer the meringue into a piping bag and pipe 3 cm rounds onto a parchment-lined baking tray (the parchment prevents the meringues from sticking!). Pop the piped meringues into the oven preheated at 100-120°C for 2-3 hours.

A low temperature and long oven time will allow the meringues to dehydrate. Your meringue blobs will slowly dry out; remove them from the oven when they feel light, have a dry exterior, and can be easily lifted off the parchment. They shouldn’t turn brown!

snowmen meringue piping

Once the meringues are done, melt chocolate using a double boiler or in a microwave (in intervals of 10-15 seconds). You may make a double boiler by placing a heatproof bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water. The steam will heat up the bowl and melt the chocolate gently. Ensure that the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl, and that the flame is not too high.

Next, transfer the molten chocolate into a smaller piping bag, cut a small hole at the tip, and start decorating!

Now, this is the part where you get to let your imagination run wild. Using the melted chocolate, draw all sorts of faces on the snowmen meringues!  

decorating snowmen

Pipe some of the melted chocolate onto the bottom of the mini chocolate chips to give the snowmen chocolate chip buttons.

buttons for snowmen meringue

Finally, break the chocolate biscuit sticks into smaller pieces and poke them into the meringues to give the snowmen chocolate arms.

Snowmen meringue

And there you have it, cute meringue snowmen ready to add festive cheer to your dining table!

P.S If you have excess melted chocolate, you can give the snowmen chocolate hats! Do note that these meringues cannot be stored for long as they will absorb moisture from the air and deflate/get soft/become sticky. You may refrigerate them to extend the shelf-life!

Watch the tutorial video here (remember to change to HD quality): 

These adorable snowmen meringues aren’t only a feast for the eyes, but are great decorations for your desserts as well. Top your log cakes with these meringue snowman for a finishing touch!

From biscotti to brownies, enjoy a wide selection of baked treats this Christmas with our baking kits! Instead of heading to your local bakery for yule log cakes, why not add a personal touch to your Christmas parties this year by making your own?

We offer yule logs in two different flavours - chocolate mint and passionfruit. If you want something that’s easy to share and gift at a party, our Gingerbread cookies are bound to be a hit amongst your relatives and friends! Or if you don’t happen to have an oven, our no-bake Tiramisu guarantees to win the hearts of those around you.   

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