Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Parisian Macarons take 2

Last week I made the Parisian macarons again, this time I did alot of research and found out the technique to perfecting these cookies. I am not going to lie, I kind of have a macaron obsession right now. I am so intrigued by their cuteness! And they don't taste half bad either. These macarons I made had a white chocolate ganache filling. The taste was so unbelievable that I had probobly 7 in one day. They were so good! They also make the cutes gifts. I encourage anyone intimidated by making these little cookies to go ahead and make them anyway because I think you will find they aren't that hard! Especially if you use the wonderful advice given in the desserts magazine. I found out my second time around making them that the first batch I underfolded which made them too puffy. This time, I felt like I overfolded them but they turned out just perfect. The recipe for these macarons also came from the desserts magzine.

I have found it really helps to sit them out for at least an hour
after piping to allow a shell to form on the outside. Some recipes
call for this and some don't, but this batch ended up looking alot better
I think because I allowed them to sit out for an hour. It prevents
cracking in the oven.
I am so glad I dyed this batch pink, it gave them such a fun touch.
Dont they make the cutest gifts!


  1. Hey Carly,

    Thank you for your site. I came to your site a couple of weeks ago and I have to say that your passion for baking is contagious.

    I love your blog.

    I came to this site after seeing a recipe for red velvet cupcakes on food network. It was a throw down with Bobby.

    The icing was great. But, I see that you have made a cake of this before? What is the secret?

    My cupcakes came out oily and it did not have that sourness taste (i guess from the butter milk)

    I don't know if this is the right place to ask so please forgive me. This was the first time I have ever made cupcakes.

    Also, do you think one day you can show us how to ice the cupcakes like you do? My cupcakes were so ugly and did not taste so good. I felt like a complete luhser....

    Thanks Carly...

  2. mcquaidgirl,

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my blog. I am so glad that you made your first batch of cupcakes! They are so addicting to bake and everyone loves them. I too had some issues with the throwdown red velvet recipe. It wasn't my favorite, and I agree the best part about them was the frosting. Paula Dean has a really good red velvet cake recipe that I will work on posting in the next little bit, I have never made them into cupcakes but I'm sure they would be great.

    I would love to see your baking creations, do you have a blog? And I would love to show you how to frost cupcakes, and I'm sure yours looked great, there really isn't any wrong way to frost a cupcake. I will work on posting a video of me frosting cupcakes. Hope to hear more about your baking trials, errors and successes and if you have any more questions feel free to ask! I look forward to seeing your blog (if you haven't made one, do! They are so much fun and I'd love to see your creations)


  3. Hi Carly! I'm in Australia with your cutest MIL and FIL, they are the BEST! She told me you have this adorable cooking site and I couldn't help but want to take a peek. It is fabulous! I love all of what I see. Your photography and presentation are great and you have so many cute ideas. Bianca says she has so much fun with it and I can see why, and what a great passion to be able to share.

    Cheers mate!

    PS -I'm not Austrailan, I grew up in Orem and Ben, my husband, works for 4Life over here.

  4. These are beautiful! The pink color is adorable. I've always been too scared to make these! :P

  5. I'm a bit scared to make these too... yours turned out perfect.

    They look exactly like pierre's!