Monday, March 12, 2012

Famous Macarons in History for Macaron Day - Mactweets Challenge #27



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...






Marilyn Macroe


Bob MacMarley


Andy MacWarhol

Billie Holidaymac


Albert MacEinstein
(No, it's not a sheepdog. Husband suggested I take
my inspiration from the tongue out picture)



Barmac Obama

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.

19 comments:

  1. You are killing me! I love your imaginative and creative flare. Love It!

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  2. Oh no Lora...this creation is super creative...

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  3. Oh Lora, you are so super, duper creative. I just LOVE them all, my favourite is Billie Holidaymac. Superb effort, bravo! I'm hoping if I get a chance to bake tonight I might just make the deadline :)

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  4. OH, how FUN! I knew them all immediately. Fabulous!

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  5. Your macarons are so cute! What better way to celebrate this fun day :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  6. These are INSPIRED! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!

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  7. Super like. Love the Marilyn Macroe.

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  8. LOL!!! I love the ears on poor Barmac Obama. These are hilarious!!!

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  9. Ha ha, You are so clever, and funny:) These macs are fabulous! If I had to pick, my favorites are Obama and MacMarley...love all their names too!

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  10. Lora! You are an inspiration to us all. Loving it and cracking up with Bob MacMarley - no, ALL of them are fabulous. A macaron hall of fame. I'm sharing this with my macaronivore friends. You are so funny!

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  11. OMG Lora you are the best! Your macs are always so creative and full of imagination but this series must be the best yet! I love them! Love them! I agree with Jill that you are an inspiration! I am so happy to have you baking macs with us at Mactweets! Happy and lucky, indeed!

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  12. The Andy Warhol with the soup can face cracked me up. So did that little Obama - He looks horrified. Probably because someone is about stuff him in their maw. Love it all!

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  13. Oh my!!! These are the most creative macs ever! Serious edible art, Lora!!!

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  14. I love the Bob Marley macaron!

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  15. You are the maddest hausfrau I have ever met and I ♥ you to bits! I can just imagine the FUN you had making these. You are at your creative best Lora. I love Bob Marley and am singing on the top of my voice! Lady, yo are inspiring, entertaining and TALENTED! As always, just wonderful to have you at MacTweets! Hugs!

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  16. This is hilarious! What would Andy Warhol be but a face made of soup!? Too funny:)

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  17. Lora, these are absolutely amazing! So inspired and creative. I just love the MacEinstein one :).

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  18. oh man! i can't even do plain o' macarons and you have bob macmarley and friends??! awesomely awesome!

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  19. Awesome! You have the most creative macs!

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