Place parchment paper on 2 cookie sheets.
Preheat oven to 200.
Whip egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form.
Gradually add in powdered sugar about 1/2 cup at a time while whipping on high (scrape down sides periodically).
Add in food coloring and cream of tartar and whip until blended.
Use a large star tip and transfer mixture to piping bag.
Pipe in a circular motion making smaller circles as you go upward (like soft serve ice cream).
Bake meringues for 2 hours.
Turn off oven and leave meringues in with door slightly open for 1 more hour.
Make a "glue" to attach the stars to the tops by mixing 1/4 cup powdered sugar with several drops of water and mixing well.
Gently dab this on with a toothpick and press star in place.