Friday 26 January 2018

Foodie Pusheen Berry Jam and Dark Chocolate Macarons

My friend requested for some Pusheen macarons. Not just any Pusheen, but foodie Pusheen!

And a Pusheen that is trying to act cool

I decorated all the bottom shells as well since it was requested. These Pusheens were mande concurrently with the Chinese New Year doggie macarons and hedgehog macarons. And so I have to mention the fact about poor photography due to bad weather and lighting conditions 😅. The colours just seem to appear a bit off in the pictures for all of them but this is the best I can do.

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.

Just to share some photos of the process...

Piping the shells

Baked shells with details added in using edible marker

I made the food items using royal icing along with the berries for the hedgehog macarons 

I glued the food on with more royal icing and added the legs. It's a little tricky to get the icing to be the same shade as the macaron shell 

Checkout the awesome feet!

Filling the shells with various berry jams (blueberry, raspberry and strawberry) and dark chocolate ganache. You may refer to this post for the jam recipe and reference for dark chocolate ganache.

These were so well received that my friend wanted more! I made her another set of Pusheens the following week with different designs. You may take a look over here :)

With love,
Phay Shing

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