There were only two girls in the class. They needed four egg whites, and both girls got to try their hand at seperating eggs. Then they beat the egg whites until they got 'stiff peaks'.
Once the egg whites were stiff, they added a cup of sugar and continued to beat it until it went 'a little bit shiny'. Then both girls got to add a little bit of sugar at a time until it was 'really really shiny'.
I think that photo above is of them looking in to the electric mixer to check the 'shininess'.
Once it was right, they put the mix in bowls and added food colouring. Then the mix was put in to piping bags and both girls got to try their hand at piping meringues.
Then the meringues went in to the oven to bake.
Caitie tells me that they then got to decorate some meringues that Kirin had made earlier. It sounds like they had great fun, creating all sorts of creatures out of meringue. I think there were pigs and ducks, but also other 'creative' creatures. Ha ha!
Overall, another excellent class from Little Cookies. Caitie definitely seems to enjoy the smaller classes with more 'hands on' aspects where she gets to see the product through from start to finish and every step in between. There are some more Little Cookies classes this coming term, so we'll have to see if we can get Caitie along to some more of them. And now that she has done meringue, we might have to try our hands at a pavlova! I've only tried one once and it was unsuccessful, but now that Caitie knows what to do... I'll let you know if we try it!