Tuesday 10 September 2019

Reading Room Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Macarons

As far as whimsical bakes are concerned, I think this is one of my most whimsical ones. Presenting a reading room scene made out of macarons! Even the armchairs, lampshade and floor rug are made out of macarons!

Darth Vader is finding someone else's reading material interesting 🤣. 

You can guess what are some of the birthday man's favourite characters and what's his favourite hobby. I had fun coming up with this creation!

I used the Swiss meringue method to make the macarons as there are many colours involved and I needed a more stable meringue. You may refer to this post for the detailed recipe. Just to share some photos of the process...

Piping the characters

I made the armchairs using raspberry flavoured macaron shells and filling by adding freeze dried raspberry powder. 

You may refer to this post for the raspberry filling recipe. I replaced some white chocolate with cocoa butter to make the filling even less sweet. I made Royal icing that is close to the colour of the macaron shells to join the individual macaron pieces together.

Filling the characters with raspberry white chocolate ganache. I decorated the characters using edible markers and paint made by dissolving gel food colouring in vodka. 

Filling the base macaron with dark chocolate ganache and raspberry ganache. This is the largest circle base I have made so far, which is about 15cm. My macaron carousels have 13cm circles as the base. 

You my refer to this post for the recipe for dark chocolate ganache.

I hope this creation brought a smile to your face as it did mine 😊.

With love,
Phay Shing