MacCakes - no this isn't something you get at the golden arches. It's what I'm calling my cupcakes topped with macarons that were a result of some yummy leftovers this week.
Oh and check out the two tone topping.
I've had it in my head to make some macCakes for a while and then I spied something very similar to these on one of Butter Hearts Sugar post. The pink two tone twirl on that site was so sweet.
So I was a bit inspired when I ended up with the following leftovers last week:
Chocolate butter cake cupcakes,
Vanilla Italian Meringue Buttercream,
Strawberry and white chocolate macarons and
Vanilla Bean white chocolate macarons
My two tone macCakes were just meant to be.
and you know when your serving leftovers you have to jazz it up a bit so I added some gorgeous cupcake wrappers from The Cupcake Wrapper Co to pull the look together.
and just because I had some green cupcake wrappers as well I did these ones with the flowers as well.
Oh these made me so happy, I loved the chocolate buttercream with the macarons. I had even more macarons left and ended up piping a little star of the two tone buttercream on the top of all of them. No pictures of these as I ate them way too fast.
There are a couple of ways to do a two tone frosting, you can just pop the 2 different frostings into the one piping bag and hope for the best, or you can do what I did and pop each frosting into a separate bag, then pop those 2 bags into another bag with a tip. Usually ends up more even and with less smudging.
Ooops filled those bags a little too much, remember to under fill them a little as they will be getting squished in with another bag.
I piped onto the counter until I had the swirl coming through evenly and then it was easy peasy.