Sunday, March 27, 2016

foil wrapped easter bunny mini and mom macarons

happity hoppity easter everyone!
hope you're with your love bunnies today 
celebrating this glorious holiday!
you know i started this week off pretty good, 
4 days in a row with 4 new posts,
highly unlike me and i was going 
to do a post everyday for a record 
7 in a row that included 
an egg craft and a round-up
but alas!

this dang post took me all of 48 hours 
to complete with all the internet issues 
and camera issues and i was going bonkeroos!

so the egg craft and the round-up will have 
to wait cuz i don't think they'll make much 
sense posting them after bunny day.

so i hope you like the bunnies up there.
and yes they are macarons.

and YOU can make them too.
just pick up this mix at home goods for $9.99,
much less than if you were to buy 
the macaron ingredients themselves 
and you don't even have to weigh the 
stupid ingredients to make the 
oh-so-persnicky macarons.
all you need are 2 eggs, butter, milk and a sifter.
the rest comes in the box.
you just sift the macaron mix,
beat up 2 egg whites and add the meringue mix, 
and then fold the 2 together to get the ribbon-like consistency.
then you get the bunny templates below that  you can right click, save, and print.
then put those templates under some parchment paper,
load up a piping bag with a wilton #5 tip
and pipe away.

you can scoot the template under the 
parchment paper down a bit when you do your next row 
to space the bunnies better as you pipe them.
(i know i shoulda spaced the bunnies out 
better when i made the template but 
heck,the world goes on.)
you'll notice there are bunnies facing left and some right.
that's cuz you want to match them up to make your macaron.

after you pipe, bang the cookie sheet 
a few times to smooth out the mix and 
wait 20-30 minutes for the macarons to develop a shell like so:
but wait!

i think i see a BIGGER bunny coming!
why it IS a bigger bunny, 
about the size of my hand actually.

(save and print the template below)
now pipe that big one.
and get a thumbs up for banging to smooth.
wait again to develop a shell, 
and bake as directed.
oOooOoo! puffalump bunnies.

with macaron feet!
how'd the big ones do?
yay! this one's got feet too, 
i can see them by the tail. lol

 anyway, after they cool, fill 'em up with chocolate buttercream filling that's in the kit.
then add a candy eye.
oopsies!
this one needs to go to the hospital right now.

may i suggest you be gentle and add the eyes with a teeny tiny dab of the filling as glue.

cuz these poor baby bunnies need someone 
to watch over them 
so that doesn't happen again. 
ahh, there you go sweetie.

now momma's gonna put on her pretty bow, 
and gather up the children.
HOLY BUNNY that's a lotta kids.
so are we all done yet?
no cuz i don't think the kids are dressed up 
seeing that momma has a bow on her.

let's fix that.

i got some foil wrapped belgium oreo cookies 
at home goods and think i'm gonna do something here...

ok NOW they are ready for Easter.
and with their momma,
so there you have it.

a bunch of bunnies.
bunnies that took up waaaay too much 
of my time to post but i think it's 
all worth it do you?

good thing there's no papa bunny or 
this may have been a longer post! lol

have a 
BLESSED EASTER EVERYONE!









14 comments:

  1. Absolutely Easterlicious! You are guiding me closer and closer to trying macarons....I thought it had 2 'o's??? Anyway, you make it look so easy. 2 questions, though. Could you put the eye on before you bake 'em? And secondly......whacha gonna do with the Oreos you unwrapped??? Happy Easter my BBFF!! Dona

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    1. happy easter Dona! well first they are macarons because macaroons are the coconut cookies LOL second i put some easter sprinkles on the oreos and put them on a tray for my BFF and her family along with these baby bunnies. one time i put sprinkles on macarons before i baked them and when i took them out of the oven they were brown so i'm afraid to do that! anyway hope your Easter is fabulous, just like you my BBFF! :)

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    2. Oh my gosh, how cute are they! You've been very busy this week. Aww, I want one of these little bunnies, they look too cute to eat though. I'm pinning. I hope you had a happy bunny day!

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    3. thank you Leslie! i have been quite busy so i am gonna take it much easier this week and enjoy my chocolate bunnies! :) hope you had a fun and happy bunny day too! :>D

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  2. Oh these look adorable and so worth the effort on your part Lisa. Thanks for sharing how to make them with us at #OvertheMoon. Are there any left?

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    1. oh goodness thank you Sue! and yes i do have a few left along with the momma...we're having a hard time cutting into her! lol ;)

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  3. You're sooo creative!!! These look great!!

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    1. and i am sooooo thankful for your comment! thank you Crafty Lumberjacks! :>D

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  4. LISA, your bunch of bunnies are awesome! Your cookie bunny piping skills are now legendary!

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    1. KAREN! you're always so super sweet but i don't think my piping is legendary-i think it's cuz i banged the cookie sheet and the mix smoothed itself out LOL ;)

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  5. These are SO incredibly CUTE!!

    I would love for you to share this on my FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. ok i'll admit i am much better at making these macarons compared to posting on someone else's FB page so feel free to do so Jess! sooo sorry i am not much of a social media gal! :>O

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  6. Can't tell you how MUCH I love these! You make magic with macarons! SO CUTE!

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    1. oh gosh Sue! you are responsible for this GIANT smile on my face! THANK YOU :>D!!!

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!