53 comments


  • Mel

    made these a few days ago and they are wonderful. My nephews will love these. Thanks so much

    December 04, 2013
    • Hi Mel, I’m so happy to hear that you like them. You’re nephews are going to think you’re the coolest!!!

      December 04, 2013
  • Cat

    These are so cool! I just wanted to know what would happen if you were to use liquid food coloring? Would it work and how could you make it work? How thick would you put the coloring on?

    December 01, 2013
    • Thanks Cat,

      Thanks. You could use liquid food coloring in these, but you would have to put it in while you were whipping the egg whites, so you’d end up with one solid color. The liquid food colorings won’t stay in place on the side of the piping bag to give you the striped effect. You could make up a couple of different colors and put them in the bag together to give you a 2 tone meringue.

      December 01, 2013
  • [...] choice – macarons…but meh. You could whip up a batch of those oh so fun and cute Unicorn Fart meringue cookies. Cuz who doesn’t like rainbows and unicorns? Or you could make something that you might not [...]

    September 24, 2013
  • Lien

    Just a question before I start: do I color the entire piping bag or just the bottom part?

    September 19, 2013
    • Hi Lien,

      You just run the colors up the sides of the piping bag (I ran the colors from the top of the piping tip to as high as I was filling the bag.). By doing that, the meringue picks up the colors as it’s pushed out. The insides of the meringues will be white and the outsides colored. Hope that helps.

      September 19, 2013
  • Lien

    Wow, just wow! Over here in The Netherlands on the other side of the ocean, unicorns are even more rare than they are in the USA. But I am going to create these unicorn farts for my daughters sweet sixteen. She love’s merengues (my father used to make them and there was always a big pile of them to snack), but it has been years since she had them homemade. The name will only make them even more yummie. I guess her kind of humor is close to yours

    September 19, 2013
    • I love that. I think I’ve seen a unicorn on one of my visits to Amsterdam…but maybe that was just the geniver talking. ;) I hope your daughter loves these. CHEERS to a weird sense of humor!

      September 19, 2013
  • Oh man you had me at unicorn farts. Too funny. Very clever! Thanks for making me laugh today :)

    September 18, 2013
    • LOL – So glad I could make you laugh today! You just made my day. :)

      September 18, 2013
  • Debz

    I don’t know you, but as of reading this blog entry, I absolutely love you!

    September 12, 2013
    • Thanks Debz!

      I love it when I come across another person with a weird sense of humor like mine. :)

      September 12, 2013
  • Debbie

    I am working on makeing dragon theamed cupcakes. When thinking about how to make flame toppers I emediatly thought of the meuingue you see on pies. My plan was to make meringue cookies that were orange, yellow, and red and skick them to the cupcakes with frosting. I was going to use a star tip amd make mutipul peaks to mimic the flames. I tried this once with a different recipie but I used liquid food coloring and the coners were not nearly as vivid as I wanted them, mixed in the piping bag, and the extra liquid made the meuingue fall so that the peaks were not very distinct. I think that your idea of using gel food coloring in the bag will fix that. This first batch of cookies was also underdone, stuck to the pan, and gooey inside but I think I know how to fix that now. I also origionaly wanted the cookies to have the brow baked coloring on the tips that the pies have. Is this even possible? My mom said to just burn the cookies a bit but Im afraid that that would affect the taste or burn the whole cookie instead of just the tips. Im also worried that when I put the cookies on the cupcakes they will soake up the mouisture from the cake and frosting and droop. Plese help

    July 24, 2013
    • Hi Debbie,

      Sounds like you’ve taken on quite the project. :) I’ll try to answer your questions here in the order you asked them.

      -Yes, the gel coloring will help to keep the meringue from getting runny. To make the solid colors, just add the coloring while you do the final beating, or carefully mix it in after you divide your batches to get the different colors. Then spoon it into the piping bag, already colored.
      -If you want to have browned tips, I would bake the cookies as normal then burn the tips with a kitchen torch. This will allow you to really control what gets browned and what doesn’t.
      -The meringues will absorb the moisture from the frosting. I would attach them just before serving to help avoid that.

      I’m not sure what your overall design for these are, but have you thought about using fondant to make the flames? You won’t have to worry about the moisture issue and there’s no cooking involved with it. You can then either mix up a brown color of fondant (to blend into the tips) or still use a torch to get the “burnt” edges you’re looking for. Here’s the recipe I use for making marshmallow fondant (it’s easy to make, color and best of all – it’s edible) Marshmallow Fondant Recipe. There are several posts on the site that show you some of the things I’ve made with the fondant.

      Would love to see pictures of the final dragon cupcakes. :)

      July 24, 2013
  • tabby

    where do you get the luster dust? and do you have a recipe for it? thanks for the recipe. going to make it for my grandson’s birthday.

    July 20, 2013
    • Hi Tabby,

      I got the luster dust at a cooking supply store. It comes in a bunch of different colors. Wilton makes a pearl dust that’s the same thing. You can buy it from Amazon or lots of JoAnne Fabrics stores carry Wilton products.

      Your grandson is going to be one happy boy! :) (don’t forget to wear those gloves…or grandma’s gonna have some pretty rainbow hands too. ;) )

      July 20, 2013
    • As a quick update to locating the luster dust….

      I was in my local Michael’s today (7/23/13) and found that they are now stocking the Wilton products. They carry 2 different kinds (either one will work great). One is called pearl dust. It comes in different colors and each package contains 1 container. This will give the meringues a pearlized coating. The other one is called sparkle dust. They had it in a 3 pack container. It also comes in different colors. This dust will give the meringues a sparkly finish.

      Don’t freak out if you can’t find the dust. These unicorn farts look fantastic all on their own. In fact, in the pictures of the piles of meringues, you can hardly see the dust that I used on them.

      July 23, 2013
  • Harmony Sunshine, I think you’ve been sniffing your cauldron fumes a little too long. Are you insane?!?!?

    June 25, 2013
  • chuchi

    Add a little witchcraft and they come out great!!!

    June 25, 2013
  • Harmony Sunshine

    Really enjoyed reading your recipe of on (MMB edit – I have deleted the FB page to end this)
    page..But it was removed before I could try it, and after finding out the reason..I was appalled!!~ ,I cant believe that you can be so narrow minded!~ I mean you go so far as to tell us that to be “realistic”:(as we all know unicorns fart rainbows and glitter) that we had to use the glitter dust.. UNICORNS ARE MYTHICAL CREATURES>>>seems you believe in them, but you object to “crafty witches”…Seriously??!~ Thought that the point of your blog was to share your recipes with the World Wide Web, not to DISCRIMINATE who reads or uses your reciopes due to their religious preferences…. Well… FYI ….Martha Stewart also had this recipe ( with more subdued colors) on her show,,,wanna write to her and get angry because you are associated with an “ex-con”…??? JEEZ lady. Save your drama and indignation for something that is truly hurting people,,,,not something as nice as doing you the favor of promoting your blog!~ .lucky for you that Witches/Pagans/ etc are a peaceful religion,,otherwise Id be sticking pins in your voodoo doll as we speak…!~

    June 25, 2013
    • Dear Harmony,

      Unfortunately, the site owner that you are referring to removed my original request from their page so you were not able to see it. But what I said was “I’m so glad that you and your readers are enjoying my recipe for Unicorn Farts. However, could you please remove my full recipe from your page. I don’t care what anyone’s religious affiliation is or is not and that was NEVER brought up by me, that was only brought up by the page owner. My concern was that my copyrighted material (yes, a recipe is copyrighted and that copyright is considered infringed upon when the entire recipe, as it was written – or verbatim, is re-posted without the copyright owners consent). This is all I am going to say about the topic.

      June 25, 2013
  • Ruth Sheldon

    Hey Pamela, I do something similar in December with some Red or green food colouring, creating a cute little minty looking swirl (with peppermint extract) they’re a hit at every Christmas potluck and cookie party I attend!
    I must say, the idea of adding gels instead and luster dust make for some very interesting ideas popping into my head for my daughter’s second birthday. (I’m thinking of a fantasy theme so rainbow Unicorn farts might just be the perfect idea!) thanks for the idea, and the laugh!

    June 25, 2013
    • Hi Ruth,

      I love the idea of adding mint to the meringues for Christmas! Sounds like your daughter is in for one heck of a birthday party. (The adults too!) I know there’s another site that has a stunning rainbow jello mold too. I think it’s alcohol infused, but you could certainly make it kid friendly.

      June 25, 2013
  • Debbie

    Just had to let you know that you made my day! These cookies are great and my grandkids love the name. I love the article you wrote to go with and just wish I had thought of those things when I was volunteered to do the school thing.

    June 22, 2013
    • Thanks Debbie, you just made MY day. :)

      June 22, 2013
  • Doris

    Hi, first time Meringue cook here.. a few questions.. how long should it take for the eggs to form small soft peaks? 10 minutes..20?? do you mix on high speed or medium? Why might my mixture not make firm peaks?? and, the gel mixture I brought was a Wilson brand, but it drained all down the inside of the bag before I could load up the mixture. Is there another brand that stays in place.. and you may suggest to wear disposibel gloves. LOL, My hands are purple now and I am on the way to a party with the ones I made, and I think I will make up a reason of why they purple after making Unicorn Fart cookies for them.. take care..
    Doris

    June 19, 2013
    • Hi Doris,

      The time it takes to get the firm peaks can vary, depending on the humidity in the air when you’re making them. But generally you should have stiff peaks (when you pull up on the meringue, it makes a point and doesn’t curl over and visibly begin to droop) within 10-15 minutes. I generally whip my egg whites on high speed. RE: the firm peak problem (lol – almost sounds like a dr. might need to be called)…my guess is not whipped on a high enough speed and not long enough (but see above comment regarding humidity).

      The color gels I use are Wilton as well. Maybe the one you have needs to be stirred up before using, the gels are usually pretty thick (maybe return it for another bottle).

      About the gloves…yeah, I had a beautiful rainbow striped hand for a couple of days. ;) You could put some rubbing alcohol on a tissue or cotton ball and rub a bit on the colored spots. That will help get rid of the color faster. But I’m a big fan of dressing to match the color of your hands and proclaiming that the Unicorn Farts made them your accessory of the moment. :) If they are truly deserving of being called friends, they will not mock the task you undertook to make them unicorn farts. ENJOY!!!

      June 19, 2013
  • gmack

    Umm…the creature depicted above is a winged horse,ala Pegasus, not a unicorn.

    May 18, 2013
    • Not gonna split hairs here gmack…but Pegusii(?) (plural for Pegasus?) don’t have horns. and yes, I realize that unicorns don’t usually have wings either. Let’s just say this is a magical beast that has been created from the mating of a Pegasus and a Unicorn that is carrying the special gene that causes magical rainbow farts. Deal? :)

      May 18, 2013
  • Catherine

    These are fabulous and I have tried them and too ended up with coloured hands …the paintbrush us a great idea… I found red dominated mine…. Question they hold perfect in an airtight container but once left in the air start to go sticky on the edges…iss this normal…hoping to make again tonight for party tomorrow and fill woth cream but think they won’t hold…any suggestions would be appreciated …thanks catherine

    May 17, 2013
    • Hi Catherine,

      Sorry to be responding so late to your question. I was offline all day. :(

      Yes, the soggy thing is normal. Sugar is hydroscopic…so it looks for water and sucks it up. (So on really humid days, making meringues is pretty much a sticky disaster ;) ) As for the party and cream…I would put the cream on them just before serving them. Or, make mini pavolova’s (which are meringue shells filled with creamy filling and topped with fresh fruit). If you make the meringues into little bowls (just make a little impression in the center of your meringue shape) then you can fill and serve them without dealing with the extra sticky.

      Sorry about the coloured hands…I had rainbow blotches on mine for a couple of days. I’m so glad you liked the meringues. Have a great weekend!

      May 17, 2013
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    May 17, 2013
  • Dawn Thompson

    Have you ever made them with the store bought egg whites, since they now make them without yellow food coloring? I love your sense of humor and can’t wait to try this recipe. I have 2 nephews that will just flip over these!

    April 20, 2013
    • Hi Dawn, I haven’t used them, but I have heard that they do work for making meringue. Your nephews are going think you’re the coolest aunt ever!

      April 21, 2013
  • Roxy

    I had some trouble getting the colors to work. Mine look more like polar bear farts because only the blue came out. LOL
    I guess I didn’t make the gel colors inside the bag thick enough?

    April 20, 2013
    • Hi Roxy,

      I love that you called yours polar bear farts! :) That sounds like what happened with the colors. I did wide bands of color (I used one of those appetizer picks that’s really wide because I couldn’t get at my regular toothpicks.). Using a paintbrush is probably the best tool to use for this to get an even amount of coloring in the bag and so that your hand doesn’t look like some technicolor science experiment (which mine did for about 3 days). Also, you may need to drag the colors further up the side of the bag.

      But your singular color stripe makes me think that you could change the color stripe depending on the season or occasion. A green stripe = leprechaun fart A pink stripe = Cupid fart Purple stripe (or your kids favorite color) = tooth fairy fart….Oh the possibilities are endless. :)

      April 20, 2013
  • Haha, these look amazing!

    April 16, 2013
    • Thanks Rosie. :)

      April 17, 2013
  • I think if I could fart those I’d sell tickets :)

    April 12, 2013
    • Maureen, if you could fart rainbows and glitter, people would buy tickets for sure. If everyone farted rainbow and glitter airplane travel might be somewhat more tolerable too. ;)

      April 12, 2013
  • Marion Poke

    Pamela… I love your quirky humour… AND your recipe… My problems are that we are great grandparents.. so way too many kids(big and small) for only one batch and second is that my Printer has shat itself telling me there’s a paper jam… and absolutely nothing in there.. So i cannot print off till I get it fixed or replaced… I will have to write it all out by hand for now :(… and chase the recipe again later for the very colourful pretty picture

    April 12, 2013
    • Hi Marion, I feel your printer pain…mine just did the same thing 2 days ago. We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t make a printer that doesn’t say “paper jam” when a speck of dust gets in it? I can’t wait to hear how you like them….and yes, sounds like you’ll need to make an extra big batch. :)

      April 12, 2013
  • Jenni C

    I’ve never made Meringue Cookies before, but this makes me want to! I’m sure my son will love these, and most likely my brother and sisters (the 21yr old sister will probably like them the most to be honest!). This is one of those types of desserts that I would love to make for a family event and tell everyone what they are called…my father’s side of the family can be a little up-tight and I absolutely LOVE getting them worked up. Thanks for the great recipe, I’ll be trying these soon!

    April 10, 2013
    • Jenni, you’re a woman after my own heart! I love to stir things up with people too. Sounds like you might want to make a double batch of these meringues. Your sister sounds like she’ll be begging you to make these all the time. Aren’t siblings fun? LOL Enjoy!!! (let me know how the family reacts)

      April 10, 2013
  • I will not be allowing my daughters to see this post, as they would not stop nagging me until I actually make them. But I do think I will make them for a birthday surprise. They are awesome and hilarious! Love it! So glad you didn’t make a boring old egg-white omelet.

    April 09, 2013
    • Katie, I think your daughters are going to love you…then they’ll be nagging you for days to make them again and again and again. :) I’m sure mom will be able to resist the cuteness that is unicorn farts though. LOL

      April 09, 2013
  • The topic of unicorn farts has never been FULLY researched before, not in the way I always imagined it should be, until now. Thank you Pamela. I actually feel complete now, like, I might actually get a decent night’s sleep for once. I feel confident that you have replicated the Unicorn Farts with 100% accuracy. Damn you’re good.

    Thank you for being you. xoxoxoxo

    April 09, 2013
    • Jessica, you know me…I investigate and blow the lid off those things inquiring minds want to know, but are too embarrassed to do themselves. I, apparently, have no shame. As for that sleep…you won’t get a good nights sleep until you make, and consume, a pile of sparkly unicorn farts. They are said to contain magic elixirs of calmness

      April 09, 2013
  • Unicorn farts…AWESOME! You just made unicorns the coolest.

    April 09, 2013
    • Thanks Belinda, but I think the unicorns are the cool one’s and they just let us live in their world. :)

      April 09, 2013
  • Oh yeah, almond-flavored unicorn farts would be even BETTER than plain u-f’s! I have never used luster dust, and I don’t see the instructions on how to use it on the cookies (before baking? after baking?). Can you please tell us how to use it, and then I am all over these lovelies.

    April 09, 2013
    • Hi Dorothy,

      I updated the recipe. The luster dust actually goes by a bunch of different names. But it can be found at better stocked kitchen stores or online. Happy fart eating. ;) (I’m such a 3 year old sometimes)

      April 09, 2013

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