Guys…School is in session. Summer is gone. 3.5 wonderful months of work, baking, no school, relaxation, and opportunities to serve the church. It’s weird to be back in school…can you believe I’m a third year already?! I’m entering the real world soon! It’s crazy. And God has been and always will be faithful.
So goodbye summer 2013, you’ve been great! =)
I wanted to share with you all one of my proudest projects this past summer: MINION MACARONS.
I don’t make character macarons often because they’re way more time consuming than regular circle macarons, but when I do…I feel very satisfied. Things I’ve done so far (please excuse the bad photos):
Beary Cute Macarons (inspired by Bakerella), which were coffee flavored with a Nutella filling;
Large macarons for a bridal shower;
Angry Bird Macarons, which were green tea flavored with a chocolate ganache filling;
and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Macarons, which were green tea flavored with a Nutella filling.
For all those character macarons, I used chocolate as decorations on top of the macarons–a mini chocolate chip as the bear’s nose, white chocolate for the eyes, etc. I never thought about using actual colored macaron batter to add to the characters until I came across Crumbs Macaron. She is amazing. She makes these macaron characters made out of 100% macaron batter, and it’s insane!!!! She made these minion macarons and I just had to try them.
It took a lot of time (7 hours to be exact), different colored macaron piping bags, and a bunch of toothpicks.
I found a picture of a minion online, printed about 9 of them on one sheet, and placed the Silpat over the sheet. For the macarons, I made the macaron batter without color, and while it was still a little undermixed, separated them into different bowls and added food coloring separately. I had seven colors: yellow, blue, black, red, gray, brown, and white. I piped the yellow body first, let the batter rest, piped the jeans, then the glasses, eyes, hands, buttons, and feet. Then I used toothpicks to make the hair, pupil, and smile. And seven hours later, after cleaning everything up, I had my minions!
I know this is a short post, but enjoy the pictures (and sorry for the lighting! It’s hard to get good lighting at home). I think they’re pretty cool, and I hope you all think so too =).
Until next time,
Soli Deo Gloria, and Happy reading, eating, and baking!!