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meringues out of 7 minute frosting?

eLizard Jan 27, 2012 07:48 PM

i just made some s'mores cupcakes and made a 7 minute frosting to fill them with and to frost them with. i had a ton leftover, so i made piped out shells and kisses on some parchment and stuck em in a 225 oven....will this work?

  1. bushwickgirl Jan 28, 2012 08:24 AM

    You probably know by now. It very well may work, as the ingredients are pretty much the same. Was there water in your recipe? There should have been to make the sugar syrup. Meringue doesn't have that component, so it may take your "meringues" some time to dry out in the oven, or they may not ever. Boiled icing is not as stiff as meringue.

    If anything, it'll be fun experiment. Let us know how they turned out.

    5 Replies
    1. re: bushwickgirl
      eLizard Jan 30, 2012 07:14 AM

      They turned out ok.... yes, there was water in the icing recipe. but they dried out just fine! there was also a lot more sugar than in traditional meringues. so they caramelized a bit and turned slightly tan. which was fine.... husband says they taste like toasted marshmallow. if i have leftover 7 minute frosting, i'd most definitely do it again.

      1. re: eLizard
        sarahjay Jan 30, 2012 07:13 PM

        I've made these with extra 7 minute frosting. They turned out fabulous!

        http://pastrystudio.blogspot.com/2011...

        1. re: eLizard
          bushwickgirl Jan 31, 2012 10:32 AM

          Good to hear, nothing wrong in the world with toasted marshmallows!

          1. re: bushwickgirl
            eLizard Jan 31, 2012 02:05 PM

            thanks everyone!

            1. re: eLizard
              bushwickgirl Feb 1, 2012 09:14 PM

              Toasted meringue kisses to you for bringing this thread to light.

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