Ruff Draft: Meringue Elf Hats from our Magic Elf Collection

Did everyone catch our new Holiday Collection – Magic Elf  write-up this week on Hostess with the Mostess?  If not, click here to see it!
front room scene - elf

We wanted to show you a dessert Maureen came up with for the shoot – Meringue Elf Hats – they are just too cute for words!

elf hat shelf

See the little elf hats sitting on the shelf ?  So sweet!

sweets on shelf - elf hat

To get the meringue recipe, click here!

Once meringue is made, add your red food coloring (note – you need a lot of red food coloring)

Put red meringue into piping bag.  Pipe meringue so that it is wider at the base, and then thinner at the top.

While the meringue bakes in the oven, some of the hats will tilt or even fold slightly – just like a real hat would!

piping hats

Once meringues have hardened/cooled, next comes decorating the hat rim.

Using white melting chocolate, dip the base of the hat in the chocolate.

Then dip the hat into white sprinkes (we used non-pareils beads).

dipping into chocolate - elf hat

Let them dry and they are ready to serve!

elf hats finished

They look just like elf hats!

elf hat

elf hat on elf

Don’t forget to check out our matching printable Magic Elf Invitation found here and matching posters found here!

Designer and Stylist for Anders Ruff


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