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
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
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:
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.
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
BLESSED EASTER EVERYONE!