May 30, 2009
It always happens. I run from place to place all week and get myself all tired out until there’s only one thing I want to do…bake! yes, I’m a freak. It’s major therapy for me. It just so happened that France is on my brain a lot this week, for many different reasons, on of them being that I’ve been working a lot on my “wedding inspiration” design which as it turns out, is a vintage french theme. I’ve been racking my brain for three weeks trying to think of something really different I might be able to use as the “favors” until I cam across *drumroll please…* FRENCH MACAROONS.
they’re french. they’re fun. they’re perfect
It’s the colors that got me first. I’m a sucker for a food that you can make into fun bright colors, it makes me feel like I’m living in a fairy-tale or doctor suess book or something! So I set out to make them, using Martha’s French Almond Macaroon recipe. The only problem I encountered was that I had to make the almonds into powder form myself since I couldn’t find almond flour, and I had some chunks of powder that kind of stuck together, other than that they came out exactly how she said – Crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle (of course mine didn’t look nearly as perfect as hers!). I ended up being lazy and just using a basic buttercream for the filling. They proved to be not that challenging to make, and incredibly fun to photograph.
My “blue” macaroon came out a little more green looking than what I was going for…
…but I loved the pink! ( oh and also the rule of thirds, lol )