I've been missing from the Mac Tweets monthly challenge for a while and I've been missing it. This months challenge #22 was to Kick it Up and create a macaron with alcohol. So before you get all excited, I didn't do that, but I did stick with the theme and I made some Blue Bird Cocktail inspired macarons. I must admit it was more of finding a cocktail to fit my macarons, as I have had this idea for a while, but once I saw the picture on google images of this pretty cocktail I knew I had found the inspiration.
My macarons are my normal recipe coloured red and light blue with Wilton Gels and then decorated with a fondant bird made using a PME robin cutter. The filling is whoopie pie (marshmallow fluff, icing sugar and crisco). This filling looked pretty but not really the best I think for a macaron as the filling is a touch to sweet. I really used it as I had it left over. I normally make up a mix of ganache and Italian Meringue Buttercream which looks just as light and pretty and tastes dreamy and if you wanted to add a dash of liquor it would be a perfect match.
Thanks to everyone over at MacTweets I love looking at all the creations and look forward to seeing all the fun macarons you will come up with this month.
Oh and have you heard......I have a cookbook coming out in December, it's only $12AUD including postage from book depository (also available from Amazon See the tab at the top of the blog for the link to my book). It's a US release by Adams Media and is called Sweets on A Stick and is pretty much what the title states but it's all kid friendly recipes you can make with your little ones. How fun is that!
Here is a link to The Book Depository: