And just like that, it’s Sailor Venus’ birthday again! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I made my gummy candy necklace as an homage to her iconic attack Venus Love-Me Chain.
This year, I decided to recreate one of her famous items as an edible treat: her compact! Well, more accurately, Minako’s compact, which enables her to transform into Sailor Venus ☺️
Even though I’ve really jumped on the jello** train this year, I tried my best to make something that WASN’T jello-related for this recipe and, even though I had a seizure literally the morning of making these meringues, I still managed to get them done and I am super happy about that! 🙌
(Although I wanted to get these posted YESTERDAY, as that was the 22nd for us over here in Australia – and that is her actual birthday – but my laptop decided to stop working! So I had to buy a new one, and here we are 😅)
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
Salted Caramel “Choc Chip Cookie” Meringues
**(We actually call it ‘jelly’ here in Australia, but as over 95% of my audience is from America, I’m just going to call it jello to avoid any confusion – because I’ve received quite a few confused comments and messages about it. We call it jelly, you call it jello – what you call ‘jelly’ is something else that I am not talking about – so I’m just going to call it jello from now on.)
YOU WILL NEED:
♡ 2 egg whites at room temperature
♡ 1/2 cup caster sugar
♡ Pinch of salt
♡ Lemon Yellow Liqua-Gel food colour (gifted)
♡ 1/2 tsp banana flavour extract
♡ Yellow food colour OR edible glue
♡ Sprinkles (both kinds I used are from this mix)
♡ Sweet Sticks Red Cake Paint
♡ Sweet Sticks Black Cake Paint
♡ Tweezers (used ONLY for food)
♡ Multiple food paint brushes
♡ Piping bag
♡ Round #8 piping tip
1. Preheat your oven to 100C and line two trays with baking paper. Use a stand mixer with a whisk attachment to whisk both egg whites and the pinch of salt together until a soft peak forms.
2. Gradually add in the caster sugar one tablespoon at a time and continue whisking thoroughly after each addition until hard peak forms.
3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of your banana flavour extract, and twos drop of your yellow food colour. Whisk again until the colour has been evenly mixed through, stopping when necessary to scrape any mixture that is stuck on the side of the bowl with your spatula.
4. Scoop your meringue mixture into a piping bag that is fitted with a #8 round piping tip. Pipe out as many crescent moons onto your two trays as you can with your mixture.
5. Place your trays into the oven for 30 minutes, but swap them around halfway through. Carefully use an angled spatula to try to lift one of them up off the trays after 30 minutes.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Minimalistic Sailor Scout Jelly Cups
If it sticks, they aren’t ready yet. Leave them in for another 15 minutes and try again. If they still aren’t ready, swap the trays again and leave them for another 15 minutes, then take them out as they should definitely be ready by then. Place on a cooling rack until completely cool.
6. Carefully paint a red circle with your red cake paint in the middle of each one of your meringues. Use a toothpick to carefully pierce a small hole below and above each red circle you just painted.
7. Use your tweezers to pick up a small yellow sprinkle and place them on the small hole you just pierced with your toothpick. With a small food paintbrush, dab a tiny amount of food yellow food colour or edible glue on the back of your yellow star sprinkles and place them next to the small yellow sprinkles you just added.
8. Repeat step 7 once more, then just the first half – so, just add more one small yellow sprinkle to the ends of each meringue, but don’t add another star. So each meringue should have a total of four star sprinkles and six circle sprinkles!
9. By now, your red painted circles should have dried, so you can go ahead and paint the outside of them with your black food paint. Once you’ve done that, you’re done! You now have the ability to transform into Sailor Venus 😉 🌙
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
Sailor Moon Enamel Pin Collection
Whilst I have been pre-occupied with other TV shows this year (which you will know if you read my end of the month re-cap posts) and therefore still haven’t finished season three, I AM super excited about the part two of Sailor Stars finally being dubbed in English! FINALLY! 23 years later!
According to Sanity, it’s estimated to come out in December, and as soon as it does I am definitely going to binge-watch the rest of the show so I can once and for all say that I watched ALL of Sailor Moon 😭🙌
It’s going to be a glorious day! Well, then I’ll need to get the movies of course.. 😅 and decide if I want to start watching Crystal or not – but still!
Until next time,
18 thoughts on “Sailor Venus’ Compact Banana Flavoured Meringues”
I have never made meringues before. These banana flavoured ones look really delicious so I might try them!
Oh wow, meringues were the first things I ever made! I actually learnt as a kid, which is super surprising since I wasn’t taught how to do *anything* as a kid 😂 They’re SUCH a guilty pleasure of mine though, so I try not to make them often, because I will eat them all! 🙊
Oh how cute! I love how these would work for many “moon/astral” themes too! Such creativity!
Thank you! Yes, that’s so true – and taking away the decorating steps will make them SO much easier to make, too 🙌
I used to be obsessed with Sailor Moon and even used to have SM birthday parties. I would have loved these back then if my pallette was that sophisticated haha.
I’m so jealous!!! I’ve always loved Sailor Moon but never had any themed parties – I would TOTALLY still do it now though 😂
This is just too cute, I used to be obsessed with Sailor Moon when I was a child. And now that I see all of this I just need that pin in my life. I can’t wait for the movies!
Thank you! I’m still a huge fan of Sailor Moon ☺️ I have a huge Sailor Moon merchandise collection, which includes a ton of enamel pins! I love them so much. Every one of them is a tiny piece of pure art 😍
These turned out great! I’ve never tried working with meringues before, but there are so many options following your directions here. I bet you could spin it to make something Halloween-themed right now, or (looking forward) something with a festive spin for the upcoming holiday season.
Thank you so much! Oh yes, all you need is a piping bag and you can turn meringues into ANYTHING you want – let your imagination soar 😍😋
Wow! This looks so cute. I love sailor venus too and I have been a fan when I was younger. I would love to try making these when I have the time. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Aw, thank you ☺️ I’m still such a huge fan of the entire Sailor Moon franchise! I’ll never get sick of it ✨
Hehe, I tried to make them yesterday with my daughter, not so successfully, but we will give bananas another go. It was delicious anyway. I like your recipes, perfect for parties.
Oh no! What happened? Was it the piping, or the decorating? The decorating took quite a bit of time AND patience from me 😅 You could definitely just leave them in the shape they are though, as they *do* look like bananas and they ARE banana flavoured after all 😂 The best kind of recipe failures are the ones where it still tastes good in the end, isn’t it?! Thank you so much! ☺️✨
I love to bake but have never tried meringues before. These are too cute not to try!
Meringues ARE super sweet, so if you don’t have a sweet tooth like me, they may not be up your alley 🙊 but if you do, you should definitely try making them! They are super easy to make! The initial mixing takes a while (so do NOT do it by hand! I don’t want there to be any injuries 😅), but the end result is totally worth it in my opinion 😋
I’m scared of meringue, haha. It’s one of the pickiest desserts and I think it takes time and practice to make them perfect.
Also the banana flavour is interesting! I don’t think I ever had a banana-flavoured meringue.
A pavlova dessert or something I can see being afraid of making (which is why I am yet to try), but I think small meringues like these really aren’t hard at all to create! 🙌 My motto has always been “if I can do it, you can too!” – so if you ever want to try making a meringue, I really hope you give it a go ☺️