It’s a boy, happy day!!
Baby showers are always such a blast because everyone is so freakin’ happy and the momma-to-be is beaming with joy. Oh, and it’s especially fun when the momma has a sweet tooth. 😉
My friend Caitlin’s sister had her baby shower not too long ago and wondered if I could supply some desserts. This was my chance to decorate treats in baby blue, yay! Caitlin asked if I could make any gluten free desserts. I immediately thought of my favorite meringue recipe.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with meringues, they’re a mixture of egg whites (or meringue powder) and sugar, whipped until stiff peaks form, then baked until they’re fragile enough to crack. The inside basically disappears and creates this hollow shell of a dessert. But it’s so sugary and sweet – you can’t go wrong with this yummy piece of heaven!
They’re especially delicious with strawberries and whipped cream – oh my GOSH my mouth is watering. My tummy is growling. HELP!
In the past, I’ve made Christmas tree meringue cookies, poop cookies, and, my personal favorite, meringue kisses. For the baby shower, I decided to make meringue pops in both blue and white.
Simply put, I separated the meringue mixture into two bowls, added blue food coloring to one bowl, scooped each bowl into two separate mixing bags, placed both bags into a larger piping bag, and began piping swirls (pinwheels) onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Once these bad boys cooled after being baked, I used white chocolate to act as glue for the cake pop stick. And for the finishing touches, I tied a sweet little white bow onto each meringue pop.
After the baby shower, I got great feedback on how these were such a hit at the party! The fact that they’re gluten free, sweet, and can be personalized in many ways, um, sign me up! Let the creativity flow, friends!