Saturday 11 April 2015

Angry Bird and Ladybug Macarons

I had some leftover macaron batter after making Elmo macarons. Here's what I did with the leftovers :)

Red Angry Bird and ladybug!

I made a template as shown below...

I portioned out a bit of the red batter (about 2 tbs) and added charcoal powder (1/3 tsp) to create the black batter. A 5-6 mm tip was used for piping the rounds and a 3mm tip was used to pipe the finer features. Angry bird's tail was painted on using a toothpick as it's too fine to be piped.

Before and after baking the shells.

Pairing up freshly baked shells

Freshly iced with royal icing along with extra Elmos!

Filling with chocolate ganache and strawberry swiss meringue buttercream!

A friend's kids and my kids got to enjoy these extra macarons!

With love,
Phay Shing


  1. Hi. How do you make your templates? Do you do them by hand ,as I do, or do you have a drawing app?

    1. I look for reference pictures from internet. Sometimes there are already line drawings available. If there aren't, I will use an imaging software to extract the line drawing from a picture of the character taken from internet. Use Microsoft Word to copy and paste multiple times, doing a mirror image for bottom shells. You can also use a drawing app 😊. I know some bakers do that.