Tuesday, July 22, 2014

summer sun macarons

hi guys!
i got a repeat for you in case you missed it over here on Jenny's Bloom Design blog when i guest posted on July 7th-here goes!

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we are officially in mid-summer status. 
the sun is beaming, the kids are sweating, and the moms are beating their heads trying to find ways to entertain the kids. 

well this post is not about entertaining, 
but it is about treats. 
summer treats! yahoo!

hey wait, i guess this falls into the entertaining category eh?
i know i know. macarons you say?
but what about the scale thing? and the egg temperature thing? and the almond flour coarseness thing? and the i didn't let a shell form on them before i baked them thing? 
and the...and the...and the...
whoa!
all these things are what i was afraid of as well when i first started on my macaron adventure. 
but i just followed martha's recipe to a T and i mean
TO. A. T.
that did not have a scale involved or a specialty almond flour or anything special really, as surprising as that may seem for martha, but it really does work, at least for me.

so i made these:
i used the same lemon filling that i made when i made my mommy macarons last year cuz 
mmmmmmm if that's enough reason for ya.

i had some batter left over so i made 4 circle ones er...somewhat circle ones and then decorated them with a food marker.
and i decorated my suns too.
can i tell you how easy it is to use food markers on these?
my markers never behaved as well as they do when you draw on macarons!
and it doesn't matter what brand you use cuz i have a bunch of different kinds and they all work the best on macarons. (take it from someone who has tried to draw on fudge, candy melts, marshmallows and well, you get the picture). but if you must know, i used americolor brand for these.

here are some more suns.


now if you notice, because i haphazardly on purpose made the rays different on each cookie, 
the rays do not match up. i did that on purpose so the macaron would have a 3-d effect of their rays.
is that enough sun for you?
imagine if we had no sun...
oh what a sad day that would be!

but sometimes the sun does this too, 
where it's kinda too much sun.
whoa nellie!
grab your sunglasses!
there ya go.
summer sun. just right.

here's to sunny days throughout the year :)











19 comments:

  1. These sure have brightened my day - I love them with all their shades!

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    1. yay! thanks for brightening my day Kim! :>D

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  2. These are adorable! I am a huge macaron fan!

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    1. and i'm a huge fan of nice comments like yours Lauren! thank you :)

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  3. These are absolutely adorable! I've always been afraid to try and make macarons, but you make it look so simple!

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    1. oh you gotta try Julie! there are only a few ingredients to make your own sunshine :) thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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  4. Very cute! I've only made macarons once, and that was enough for me lol - I have a problem with opening the oven too soon and having them deflate. Although I guess in this case, that would be a sunset?? ;) [#FridayFavorites]

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    1. HAHA! i gotta try that one time next time i make them just to see what a sunset macaron looks like ;) thank you SO much for stopping by Chris! (oh this recipe says to leave the oven door open a crack while they're baking so that should help with the door opening! :>D)

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  5. Adorable! Loved Chris' comment.....sunset.....hilarious!!!! From your BBFF, Dona

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    1. yay i like that one too! heck i love all comments BBFF and always yours :)

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  6. Those are adorable!! I've always wanted to try macaroons. Def on my to-bake list!

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    1. oh you def gotta do them Michele! they're not as hard as folks make them out to be :) thanks SO much!

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  7. You're a natural with the macarons! Such a cute idea! Love the sunglasses:)

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    1. i think my macarons turn out good because of the almond flour i got at home goods. once that flour is all gone i think i will be in deep trouble! lol thanks so much Sue! :)

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  8. Love this post it added a little sunshine to my day. (I like americolor markers the best too)

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    1. and your comment put a little sunshine into my day! thanks so much Linda! americolor markers rock :)

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  9. Cute suns! I love their sunglasses! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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    1. thank you so much T'onna! they're strutting their stuff. heehee :)

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    2. thank you so much T'onna! they're strutting their stuff with their shades. heehee :)

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your comment warms my heart on any winter day :)