Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Reindeer Macaron

The Christmas carols are abuzz in our household and would you believe it that Rudolph the Reindeer randomly came on as I'm typing this!

So my mind has been in overdrive with Christmas baking ideas! These past two days have been fun filled with festive macarons! When I make a batch of macarons, assuming they all turn out, it should make for 60 macarons.  So I divided the mixture into a third and added coffee to get these latte coloured shells that would soon become my Rudolph macarons.
As if the house doesn't already smell like sweet gingerbread goodness, I decided to sandwich these macarons with my usual vanilla buttercream frosting to which I added all these festive spices like ginger, cinnamon and cardamon, to become a gingerbread-ish/ginger spiced buttercream frosting.  Add the salted pretzel antlers and you have a wonderful mixture of sweet, salty and spiced macarons!
Like my snowman macarons, these were originally faceless.  However, with a trip to the shops, I purchased an edible marker pen so that I could paint eyes on these reindeers which gives these macarons so much more character!




A before pic of a "faceless" reindeer

To end the post and my Christmas baking adventures, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful and merry Christmas and whatever you end up doing may it be filled with lots of laughter and joy!

Merry Christmas!

p.s. Thank you everyone for all your "likes" and lovely compliments on my facebook page posts! They're very sweet and they make my day :)






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