These Meringue Mushrooms Offer a Chocolaty Take on the Real Deal

 - Apr 13, 2012
References: cupcakesandcashmere
The artistic blogger Emily, from the jaw-dropping blog 'Cupcakes and Cashmere,' crafted these light and endearing Meringue Mushrooms. A marvel of sugar-spun architecture, these sweet toadstools are like a Smurf-style gingerbread house. Looking every bit as real as the savory variety, these fancy fungi will melt in your mouth.

To add to their realistic appearance, Emily added a touch of melted dark chocolate and an artful sprinkling of cocoa powder as a final flourish. Whimsical and kitschy, these Meringue Mushrooms make for picture perfect cake toppers on a dark chocolate "soil" cake or a festive Yule Log. Of course, these airy treats are just as good on their own. Boasting a wonderfully seductive contrast of textures and flavors, these tasty veggies will wow and delight even the most discerning of dessert snobs.

Playful, crisp and chocolaty, these sugary toadstools look like they're fresh from the pages of a fairy tale.