Well hello cupcake.
Hey! You're not really a cupcake.
OK I get it you're a cupcake shaped macarons dipped in chocolate decorated with pink sprinkles and topped with a delicious chocolate sixlet.*
*Sixlets are chocolate covered with a thin candy layer available from cake decorating and Hobby/craft stores, Ebay, Spotlight in Australia.
Now I see that I forgive you, but first let me take just one little bite...ummm maybe 2 or 3.
These pretty little cupcake shaped macaroons are made with my regular macaron recipe. Click HERE for my previous post which includes my macaron recipe.
Then I just coloured 2/3rds of it pink and piped out little cupcake case bottoms, followed up with white puffy cupcake tops. I made my cupcake tops by piping 3 quick puffs right next to each other.
If you want to be super neat you could draw little cupcake templates and pop them under the parchment paper as a guide. But that's just not how I roll. I kinda like the irregularity of the hand piped macarons. Plus I'm super lazy :)
Yup this is how I bake my macarons for real no fancy stuff,
just parchment/ baking paper on an Ikea Baking Tray.
Bake as usual, match up like sized macaroons, fill with ganache and chill until set.
Melt some white chocolate#, dip the tops of the cupcakes in the melted chocolate, sprinkle on some pink jimmies and top with a sixlet (or a M & M would be good as well).
#I used Wilton white chocolate melts with a little copra (paramount crystal) melted in to give a smooth finish that sets quickly and reduces the chances of the sprinkles and six let sliding off.
and apologies everyone I know I said I would share the recipe for my golden things macarons this week but something came up and I have not had time to finish the recipe for the blog. But just in case you missed the picture I will share it - oh my goodness they were super delicious.
Linda Vandermeer is a mum, wife, blogger and author of the cookbook ' Sweets on a Stick': More than 150 kid friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go!. Published in the US the book is available at most online book stores: