Meringues Sitting in a Tree

The sun is shining and the daffodils are out - spring is finally here! And to celebrate I decided to make some bright meringue kisses. 

I started by making the BBC Good Food ultimate meringue recipe, which whisks 4 large egg whites with 115g caster sugar and 115g icing sugar. Once thick and glossy, I separated the mix into four bowls and carefully folded in  different food colourings to make lovely springtime pastel colours.

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I piped the mix onto baking paper before baking at 100 degrees for an hour and a half, so they'd still be a little chewy once cooled.

Then, whilst the meringues were cooling, I made the Hummingbird Bakery's lemon buttercream by beating 250g icing sugar, 80g softened butter, 25ml milk and some lemon zest. I used this to sandwich together the meringues for the final result.

Forget meringue kiss - I may just label these little double bubbles as meringue snogs!