Wednesday 12 April 2017

Cat and Sheep Vanilla and Chocolate Macarons

I couldn't resist having fun with these macarons in the midst of a busy period where I perhaps have accomodated too many last minute small quantity requests. Presenting my cute cat and sheep macarons :)

Don't they look like they are on a date where the cat is really happy whereas the sheep is too cold to smile :p

I used the reduced sugar recipe for the macaron shells here. Both regular and reduced sugar recipes can be found here. You may refer to my Creative Baking: Macarons book for a systematic presentation of the basics and complex shaped macarons. You may refer to my video tutorials for macaron basics and piping of complex shapes on the blog too. Templates and steps for making the sheep can be found in Creative Baking: Macarons.

Just to share some photos of the process...

Piping the cat

Decorated shells! I decorated with royal icing and edible marker.

Chocolate and vanilla flavours were requested so I filled the shells with Dark Chocolate ganache or vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream.

More friends have decided to join them!

Have a happy and great week ahead! Don't forget to have a little fun in the midst of busyness ;)

With love,
Phay Shing

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