To live in London is to to be on a first-name basis with the luscious, pastel, delicately flavoured meringues made famous by Alex Hoffler and Stacey O'Gorman, best known as The Meringue Girls
. Their sweet treats are sold at stalls, passed around at cocktail parties, and painstakingly recreated from the recipes in the girls' first baking tome, Meringue Girls Cookbook
Having built a sugary empire that now includes meringue masterclasses and food styling gigs, the ladies have now embarked on their second cookbook. Meringue Girls: Everything Sweet
, out this month. Their latest delves deeper into Hoffler and O'Gorman's wicked ways with rainbow frosting, sprinkles, and, of course, sugar. In other words, your dessert game is about to be so
But the Meringue Girls know how to put a fun spin on more than just pudding. Team MG is also ace at hosting dinner parties with their signature playful spirit. Even better, they know how to entertain without stressing yourself out, slaving away, or spending a fortune. For real.
Is it possible you'll finally throw a successful dinner party that doesn't involve tears, bouts of food poisoning, and third-degree burns? Can you actually enjoy yourself, too? Will your friends toast you as the new Nigella? A girl can dream, can't she?
Read on for top dinner party tips and hacks from the gals who have put the "merry" in "meringue."