Meringue Mushrooms Question

Baking By CakeFaerieK Updated 1 Oct 2009 , 9:35pm by __Jamie__

CakeFaerieK Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:32pm
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I saw meringue mushrooms on the Martha Stewart website. I want to make them but everytime I clicked on her recipe for the meringue, the page was not found.
And also there were no pictures , just instructions.

I wanted to add some of the mushrooms on my wedding cake....

Any ideas?

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playingwithsugar Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 5:09pm
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These are often used as decorations on buche de noel. Try to find a recipe for that, which has the recipe for the mushrooms also.

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TitiaM Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 5:25pm
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Baked Meringues are usually made using a Swiss Meringue 1 cup sugar to 4 large egg whites. Whisk over simmering water until the sugar all dissolves (at least 130 degrees) Whip until stiff peaks. Pipe little domes for the tops and little kind of tall skinny "kisses" for the bottoms. Bake until dry and firm. Cool, and then dust the tops with cocoa powder. Either poke the pointed end of the "kisses" into the bottom of the domes, or attach with a little chocolate. Allow to set and they are ready. (they can be a bit fragile so handle with care.)

CakeFaerieK Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 8:23pm
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Thanks for the info! And what exactly is bunche de noel ?
Or however you spelled it....

TitiaM Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 9:19pm
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Buche de noel--yule log cake usually decorated with mushrooms and holly.

Texas_Rose Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 9:27pm
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When I've made meringue cookies before, this is the recipe:

2 egg whites at room temp
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar
small amount of flavoring if desired
food coloring

Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Very gradually add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Add extract and coloring, if desired. Bake at 200 degrees for 30 minutes on a parchment-lined sheet.

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