Pink Vanilla Cotton Candy Meringues Recipe

Discover the magic of Pink Vanilla Cotton Candy Meringues, a whimsical treat that blends the nostalgic flavors of cotton candy with the light, crisp texture of meringues. This recipe is perfect for those looking to add a splash of color and sweetness to any party or enjoy a creative weekend baking project. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a curious newbie, these delightful meringues are sure to impress.


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar or powdered vanilla pink flossugar, divided
  • Drop of pink food gel (optional if using vanilla pink flossugar)
  • 1 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar or powdered vanilla pink flossugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cotton candy flavoring
  • Drop of pink food color (optional if using vanilla pink flossugar)
  • Wilton Spring Nonpareils (for decoration)


Prepare the Sugar

  • Whizz 1 cup of vanilla pink flossugar in a food processor until very fine.

Make the Meringue

  1. Preheat oven to 200°F (93°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl with a wire whisk attachment, beat egg whites until frothy.
  3. Add cream of tartar and salt, beat until soft peaks form.
  4. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  5. If using, add a drop of pink food gel for color.
  6. Pipe the meringue onto a parchment-lined baking sheet using a star tip.
  7. Bake for 2 hours, or until meringues are crisp.

Prepare the Whipped Cream

  1. In a chilled bowl with chilled beaters, beat cream, additional sugar, and cotton candy flavoring (add food gel if needed) until firm peaks form.
  2. Pipe whipped cream on half the meringues and sandwich with the remaining halves.


  • Ensure sugar is very fine to dissolve properly in the meringues.
  • Keep all tools chilled for the whipped cream to achieve the best texture.
  • Serve immediately after assembling for best texture and taste, or store in an airtight container.


Can I make these meringues ahead of time?

Yes, the meringue halves can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. However, it’s best to assemble them with whipped cream just before serving to maintain their crispness.

What can I use if I don’t have vanilla pink flossugar?

Regular powdered sugar works well, but for the authentic cotton candy flavor and pink hue, add a bit of cotton candy flavoring and pink food coloring to the sugar before mixing.

How can I ensure my meringues don’t crack?

Ensure your oven temperature is constant and low, and avoid opening the oven door frequently. Let the meringues cool gradually in the oven after turning it off to minimize cracking.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

2 hours

Total Time

2 hours 15 minutes


Approximately 24 meringue sandwiches










Pink Vanilla Cotton Candy Meringues are not just a treat to the palate but also a feast for the eyes, making them the perfect addition to any gathering or a sweet personal indulgence. With their dreamy pink swirls and enchanting cotton candy flavor, these meringues offer a delightful blend of texture and taste that invites you back for more.

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