Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Pink & Blue Care Bears Rose and Lavendar Macarons

These overly-chubby Care Bears are a product of leftover macaron batter from my killer heels bake!

Rose and lavendar flavoured

Hubby always griped about the lack of cheeks on Care Bears nowadays, as compared to the original ones back in the '80s when we were kids. With that in mind, I accidentally gave these beary macarons too much cheek!

Please refer to the recipe from my killer heels bake for these macarons (shells and filling). I used a combination of Wilton #8 and #10 tip to pipe the bear face, and toothpick to pull out the hair strands. Omit the hair for the bottom shell.

Freshly piped!

Freshly baked and paired!

Freshly iced/drawn on features with royal icing and edible marker.

Filling up with rose swiss meringue buttercream

Filling up with lavendar smbc

Hubby wanted one blue bear reserved for him as it's one of his childhood favorites and is more than happy to have a pink one too :). He finds them so irresistibly cute!

With lots of love,
Phay Shing


6 comments:

  1. Hi Phay Shing,
    Yes, agree they are 'so irresistibly cute' ! Feel like pinching their chubby cheeks leh !

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    1. Hi Karen,
      I also feel like pinching their cheeks!!

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  2. So pretty. Can you share how you did the features for this one? White area is royal icing i suppose and how did you do the eyes?

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    1. Thanks Rachel :). All features are done using royal icing. I use a toothpick or needle to add on the really fine features.

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  3. Hi i have been using the french method and somehow my macaron seems abit more on the thicker side i.e not as smooth a surface as ur after piping Any idea why?

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    1. Hi Rei,
      Perhaps your batter is under-folded or you didn't bang the tray hard on the table? My french method macarons I made recently (the matcha Azuki bean ones) have pretty smooth tops. I think it depends on the recipe too as the ratio of egg whites to almond and icing sugar may vary across recipes

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