Had an order for my neighbour’s 1 year old daughter’s birthday celebration! She requested for Totoro cupcakes and rainbow cookies, and I was quite happy to start on this last order before my EDD 🙂
Inspired by the Totoro toppers, I had wanted to make some macarons for her, as I thought I would have time. However, I didn’t realise that I would take double the usual time I used to take to make the cookies and fondant toppers! So I only manage to make the macarons later in the day.
I had wanted to use charcoal powder to color the macaron shells grey. However, I added in too much charcoal powder (who would think 2g is a lot lol), and the batter turned out BLACK!
I didn’t think it would look nice, but thankfully I made some plain batter too. So I just piped them out as usual, and then just drew on the details with edible food coloring.
Oh ya, I need to practice macarons regularly. I wonder if I was tired from mixing the 2 batters separately, that I undermixed the white one lol..
The filling is made using jam and mascarpone, and it’s really quite refreshing! It’s not very sweet, and tastes somewhat like yogurt. What’s better is that I don’t need to use the mixer for this. Just whisk it by hand!
Sorry I won’t be able to share the macaron shell recipe here, but would be sharing the filling recipe.
Raspberry Pomegranate Mascarpone Filling
(Fills 10 mini macarons)
– 30g mascarpone cheese
– 3 to 3.5 tbsp raspberry pomegranate jam
1. Place mascarpone cheese into medium sized bowl. Add in jam.
2. Whisk the mixture till it comes together.
3. Chill in the fridge for about 5 mins. Whisk it again to firm it up.
4. Spoon it into piping bag and pipe onto macaron shells!
For macaron shells:
– Pipe out circles as usual on baking paper.
– Using piping tip #5, pipe out ears on top of circles.
– Draw on details using edible food pen, or using a brush + black food gel.
– I am using St Dalfour’s jam. I quite like it because it’s not too sweet, and with not much additives. You can also use other flavored jams. Try to choose jams that are slightly sourish and not too sweet.
– I added 3 tbsp of jam. If it’s a little too bland for you, you can add 0.5 tbsp more. However, remember that the macaron shells would be sweet!