Wowee! THE trend of 2018 hit us in January!! Strong start to the year for us cakers with the Biscuit Meringue Cake!
If you’re on Instagram, you can’t have missed these cakes popping up here, there and everywhere, and they are beautiful.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to call these “cakes” because they don’t seem to have an official name as of yet so, creative as ever, I settled with Biscuit Meringue Cake.
Ironically, there is no cake included in the Biscuit Meringue Cake, however, I think this would be a great design for layers of sponge filled with piped cream, swiss meringue buttercream, or creme patissiere and topped with lashings of fruit!
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Given that Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, I chose to do a heart-shape Biscuit Meringue Cake but, by far, the most common shapes for these cakes are numbers and even letters.
I used a template to cut out my heart shape, and for a number or letter, I would do the same.
The key to executing this bake is to start with a great cookie dough. One that doesn’t spread too much when baking is ideal!
My recipe below is perfect for this because there is next to no spreading and the dough doesn’t need to be chilled! Not even for a minute!
What a wonderful time-saver!
NOTE: my meringue didn’t turn out at all well here, it wasn’t firm, definitely wasn’t holding stiff peaks and was just a bit gloopy.
It doesn’t ever tend to turn out great when I use pasteurised egg whites but I have linked to the Two Chicks website for you to see their recommended meringue recipe here. It may turn out a bit firmer than mine!
Key pointer when making meringue… add your sugar sloooooowly. So slowly. 1 tbs at a time and beat it for up to 30 seconds in between each addition before adding the next tablespoon. It takes a while but you’re likely to get a better, firmer meringue at the end 🙂
To decorate my Biscuit Meringue Cake, I used fresh flowers, fresh strawberries and marshmallows.
I have seen other people use macarons and meringue kisses, which looks amazing! This meringue recipe with yield enough meringue to colour some up and make some kisses to decorate your cake with.
If you want to make some macarons to top your Biscuit Meringue Cake, you can see my fool-proof recipe here.
If you have a go at making your own Biscuit Meringue Cake, be sure to take photos, upload them to Instagram and use #yesdarling so I can see them and give you a shout out in my stories!
Have a great week and Happy Biscuit Meringue Cake Baking!