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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mango Coconut Fusion Macaron

The tropical taste of coconut infused mango is what I describe as marriage made in heaven.Coconut has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. According to, among the health benefits from coconut oil are hair, skin care, stress relief, weight loss, immune system and digestion.When you combine coconut with the vitamin rich and antioxidant mango, a very intense flavor is created. In my language, I call it yummy!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Velvety Christmas Organic & Natural

"Santa baby, just slip a sable under the tree, for me...." one of my all time favorite Christmas songs. I know I am a little early to be feeling all festive but who isn't especially if it started snowing early this year in Michigan. When it is all cold and freezing outside, the fireplace and good food makes up to not being able to party outdoors. This year I decided on Red Velvet macarons for the Christmas theme for its bright red colors and velvety texture that warms anybody's heart. The snow flake fondant adds a final touch to the delightful treat. 
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thanksgiving Mac Tower

I'm so excited to show my very first Macaron Tower! I'm naming this the Thanksgiving Mac Tower. Although it is not made of Turkey flavor, it is built with macarons in Fall Colors. I was so anxious to see the results as this is my second attempt. The first attempt was disastrous as they fell one after another while I was trying to save them by holding the tower, I knocked out more that fell off crashing into bits of crumbs onto my kitchen table. I knew there was nothing I could do to salvage them at that time, so I had to plan it better this time...

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Caramelized Apple Pie Macaron

Thanksgiving reminds me of family get together, gigantic roasted turkey and lots of pies. Among many pies, apple pie is my favorite. Especially if they are caramelized. I like how the caramel brings out the apple flavor and gives it a texture that melts in your mouth. If you are looking for a pie for this Thanksgiving, look no further. Caramelized Apple Pie Macaron is a contemporary version of pie ritual that your family have every year. It tasted exactly like the pie mom makes!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Salted Caramel Macaron

Ladies and gentleman, I can proudly announce that I've finally found my favorite macaron...Salted Caramel Macaron! When I first heard about it, I had this frowny face because I just couldn't imagine myself eating a salty cookie. That sounds disgusting. But while doing my macaron soul searching on the web, there are so many blogs and reviews about people raving about it. So I thought to myself that it would be really unfair for me to judge the poor salty cookie before even trying it right? To my surprise, I actually love it!! It does not taste salty at all. The salt functions to bring out the flavor of the caramel which is exactly what I wanted. The caramel is not too sweet, and the buttery flavor just melts in my mouth....LOVE it!!

Macaron Chanel Style

After doing the Louboutin project and I thought, wow, this is a lot of fun. I want to make more macarons that are designer inspired! I'm going to make CHANEL, baby! Chanel popularized the little black dress and they are the very first that made clothes that are more practical for women. I love their designs because most of their collections are classic and timeless. I wish I can say that I am the first person that created this. Maybe I am for Macarons, but you can actually find all over the web for Chanel Cupcakes. The way of making it is pretty much similar though. So, its not rocket science. All you need is white fondant!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Macaron Louboutin Style

You can't go wrong with those red soles from Christian Louboutin. I wear a lot of the classic platform heels because they go so well with a pair of jeans or even if you dress it up with a little black dress. Not to mention those extra inches from the platforms make me feel like a supermodel for a moment.
These batch of macarons have Louboutin influence in it. I try to achieve that by using black top macaron shells and bottom red macaron shells. To make it more interesting, I added edible gold studs made out of fondant.

Godiva Chocolate the Diva Macaron Recipe

I consider myself one of those health conscious people and try to eat as healthy as I can. I even tried going on vegetarian diet but it doesn't last me longer than 2 days because I just love food too much. When I go to grocery stores, I'll pick organic rather than regular if I see it there. But I am not like hardcore about organic food, its just that when I am asked to chose, I'll choose organic.  Chocolate is one of those food that I have cravings for once in a while. It just relaxes me especially dark chocolate. And if I'm going to add a couple pounds by indulging this "sinful" treat, it better be GOOD chocolate. My favorites are GodivaLindt and GhirardelliI did my first attempt in making chocolate macarons. This is different than the other ones that I made with chocolate ganache filling because I added cocoa powder in the macaron shells to give that extra Omph in them. And of course, I used only Godiva Dark Chocolate for the filling... :D

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Macaron

Everywhere I go I see pumpkinpumpkin and more pumpkinI feel that I got a little brain washed because as I was going to bed last night I was actually craving for a pumpkin treat. Good god I didn't dream about turning into a big orange pumpkinThis has never happened before because I am not a big fan of anything pumpkin flavored. But as the weather is getting a little colder, it does feel like a good idea to curl up in front of a fire place with a pumpkin treat and a cup of hot chocolate. Ok, maybe it is too soon to start the fire place, but you get the idea.

So when I got up this morning, I had a mission to make pumpkin cream cheese macarons. The recipe is slightly different than the ones that I usually do. I add a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg onto the macaron shells to create that warm spicy taste.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hello kitty & friends

You can always have some fun with baking. What's better than a delicious macaron is deliciously adorable macarons!!  Since I had some extras from today's baking and I thought why not make something cute out of it.
I use Americolor edible pen to draw the faces. The red and pink bows are made out of Heart Sprinkles. I buy almost everything online these days. I know, the shipping prices is a little crazy, but it's so convenient!
Sugar sprinkles are amazing! They come in so many different sizes, shapes and colors, you can do so many things with them.
I only have one HelloKitty in the picture below because this is the only successful one. I guess I'll need more practice. After all, practice makes perfect....
Hello kitty is not lonely anymore now that I gave her some friends. I used a smaller tip to to make her ears. Otherwise it will look more like Mickey Mouse than Hello kitty.
For the happy faces macarons, I piped out oval and round shaped macarons. And used edible Americolor pens to draw the faces.

Breakfast with Tiffany

One of my other interest other than baking in definitely fashion. Tiffany has been one of my all time favorite. The blue box with white bow is my inspiration for today's project. I decided to make some Tiffany Macarons! Here I'm using Teal color from Americolor. You can also find this in Wal-mart or Meijers. The recipe for the shell can be found at Macaron Back to Basics


The trees are already turning yellow, summer was way too short this year in Michigan. It's Halloween again!! We've seen lots of spooky cupcakes and candies on Halloween. I'm going to try some Halloween colors on my Macarons. Orange and violet came to mind whenever I think of Halloween. more pink!!

Once I got the correct combination for my macarons, how can I resist from making pink macarons.

For the shell recipe, please go to Macaron Back to Basics

Macaron Back to Basics

I've always been in love with sweets especially cupcakes and cake pops. But I've never really been obsessed, yes, obsessed with any of it until my first encounter with Macaron. So what is macaron? According to Wikipedia, macaron is a sweet confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder and food coloring and is commonly filled with buttercream or jam filling. It is very different than the American macaron which is made of mostly coconut. Macaron is pronounced as Mah-ca-Rohn.

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