Yup - I'm just sticking macarons on everything now :)
While I was whipping up my macaron cake pops earlier in the week I thought that macarons on marshmallows would be just as cute.
Of course I was right......really everything looks cute on a marshmallow and even cuter when you pop it onto a stick. It's so cute you just have to smile.
Which brings me to another thing I wanted to mention.
Alison Lawson Cake's is running a competition over on her blog for decorated marshmallows, with a theme of make us smile and the prize is a copy of Sweets on a Stick.
Amazon link to Sweets on a Stick
Or Fishpond (Aus/NZ)
So take these little macaron marshmallow pops as a bit of inspiration and whip up your own fantastic marshmallow on a stick to delight us.
and make us smile of course, well specifically me as Allison has kindly asked me to help her judge the competition.
Competition details are over at the Alison Lawson Cake's Blog HERE.
Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous marshmallowy creations, entries close Friday 20th July.
Marshmallow Macaron Pops
12 mini macarons - CLICK HERE for a macaron recipe, just pipe them a bit smaller
100g (3 1/2 oz)white chocolate melted (or wilton candy melts)* mixed with copha or paramount crystals in a shallow bowl
12 lollipop sticks
Holding one end of a lollipop stick, dip about 1cm (1/2") of the end into the melted chocolate and then push it into the center of a marshmallow (see picture for example), repeat for remaining marshmallows.
Allow to set.
Once the marshmallow pops are set, pick up the end of the lollipop stick and dip the top half of the marshmallow into the chocolate. Lift it out carefully and allow any excess chocolate to drip off before turning the whole pop upright so the marshmallow is at the top and setting the stick into a styrofoam block (or cake pop stand).
When the chocolate is nearly set pop a macaron on the top (see picture for example) and hold until is it secure. Repeat for remaining pops.
*I used nestle white chocolate melts mixed with a ratio of 10 (chocolate) to 1 (copha) and then mixed in flo-coat and violet americolor with a ratio of 5 (flo-coat) to 1 (food color). When I use Wilton candy melts I use a ratio of approx 7 (melts) to 1( copha).