Get baking and create your own delicious, colourful meringues to celebrate St Patrick's Day!
This may take 1 hour or more
Preheat the oven to 150C / gas mark 2.
Draw around the 10p piece onto the baking paper as many times as you can, but make sure that you leave a gap of ½cm between each one.
Place four egg whites into a mixing bowl. Whisk the egg white with an electric whisk until it is foamy and forms soft peaks.
Add the sugar slowly as you continue whisking the egg whites on a medium speed.
Keep whisking until the sugar is well dissolved and the meringue is perfect and glossy.
If you want coloured meringues, add food colouring now - make sure these are gels or pastes and NOT liquid, or the meringues won't work.
Use green colouring to make your meringues perfect for St Patrick's Day
Place the meringue into a piping bag fitted with a 2cm plain nozzle and pipe meringue blobs onto the 10p piece sized circles on the baking paper.
Place these into the oven and immediately turn the oven down to 100C / gas mark ¼.
Let the meringue blobs dry out for 35 - 45 minutes. Turn off the oven but leave them in there with the door open to cool completely.
To make the buttercream, place the butter and icing sugar into a food processor or use the hand mixer.
Blitz together until the butter is incorporated into the icing sugar. Add the vanilla and milk and blitz again into a fairly stiff buttercream.
To assemble the meringues, pipe a blob of buttercream onto one meringue, then place another meringue onto this.
Repeat until all of the meringues are used. Decorate them any way you like - let your imagination go wild!
Once they're finished share with your family and friends.