SPOTLIGHT! The Meringue Girls On Mastering Meringue
The founders of Meringue Girls, Stacey O’Gorman and Alex Hoffler, met whilst they were working in a professional kitchen. They took a leap of faith and started their own business and it’s the best decision they ever made.
Today, the Meringue Girls are now a much bigger team operating from their bakery in bustling Broadway Market. All the girls took different paths into the foodie world, but one thing they all have in common is their passion for cooking. While some of the girls learned traditionally through training schools such as Le Cordon Bleu and Leiths School of Food and Wine, others started with a real interest in cooking delicious food and have refined their skills from the buzzing Meringue Girls kitchen.
The Meringue Girls highlight Instagram as a huge source of their ongoing inspiration. They have always been obsessed with Katharine Sabbath’s fabulous creations. Gizzi Erskine, Maxine Thompson of Polka Pants and Carla Fox of Fondant Fox are just some incredible women they have had the opportunity to collaborate with along the way.
If you are inspired by the Meringue Girls and fancy trying their Mastering Meringue workshop, then their top meringue making tip is to have all your ingredients and equipment ready before you do anything. “Meringue is rather temperamental and you want to work quickly once the mixture is ready, so it’s a huge help if you have a piping bag already painted and you’ve picked your flavourings and have them ready to go.”, say the Meringue Girls.
They also recommend patience and reading the notes before you begin. You might even want to watch a module first before giving it go. The Meringue Girls are particularly excited about how accessible Workshop is and how broad the range of workshops are. They can’t wait to learn some new skills too, especially how to make sushi and crucially how to make wine, beer and cheese! When Workshop branches into new categories they’ll be first in line to learn how to play an instrument and how to draw.
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