Stacked layers of light and fluffy meringue sandwiches create a striking centerpiece. With star-shape peaks and pretty pink icing, the tree adds instant elegance to any table. Top the tree with a shiny ornament for a sophisticated touch.
In a small bowl, stir together 3 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons softened butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Add 1 or 2 drops red food coloring to tint a light pink color. Stir in 1/4 cup finely chopped candied red cherries. Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons milk until icing is smooth and of spreading consistency.