World Macaron Day is March 20th. To commemorate the occasion Those fun and thoughtful gals Jamie and Deeba over at Mactweets challenged us to come up with an idea to celebrate the Macaron's special day. I actually got inspired by the Mactweets blog logo and thought to breathe some life into these cookies. It sounds strange to call macarons cookies, no? They seem to be in a class all by themselves.
So because I'm nuts and weird things inspire me, I thought what better way to celebrate than to highlight some of the most "famous" macarons in history?
I set out full of passion and ideas for my creations. Unfortunately they turned out looking like a chimpanzee made them. Someone with much better artistic skills could have taken these to a whole other level. So I'm giving myself points for my creative idea but for the result, not so much but here they are...
(No, it's not a sheepdog. Husband suggested I take
my inspiration from the tongue out picture)
I made a half batch each of both plain and chocolate macarons and added powdered flesh color to the plain ones. They were all filled with vanilla buttercream. Royal icing was used to decorate them along with sprinkles and edible pearls. Barmack's ears are made of chocolate fondant. This post obviously is not about flavor so if you are looking for some incredible macaron recipes to try, I suggest you have a look at the Mactweets archives or some of my own fun creations on the Macarons tab above.
So that's my entry. A big thank you as always to Jamie and Deeba for keeping the Macspirit going month after month no matter how busy they are. And don't forget to check out the round up at Mactweets on March 20th with all the fabulous creations of other brilliant Mactweeters.