Looking sweet :)
Piping out the batter
I piped out the batter using Wilton #10 tip for the boy and a combination of #8 and #10 for the girl. I used a toothpick to pull the batter for the hair sticking out.
Leave out the hair detail for bottom shells.
Freshly baked and paired
Using flesh coloured royal icing for the face.
Dry the flesh coloured icing completely, preferably overnight before adding in the eyes and mouth using charcoal/ black gel coloured royal icing.
I made a mistake of not drying the icing overnight, and then using edible marker on the icing. While edible markers do well directly on macaron shells, they tend to run when used on icing after storing in the fridge due to condensation on the icing.
Filling with rose swiss meringue buttercream
Filling with lavendar smbc
Slightly smudged look on the boy as the marker drawings started to run after assembly and storage