Hello my darlings bees! Happy Tuesday! As I am slowly getting back into the baking groove, I wanted to try a fun take on the marvelous Macrons. Also - as I am a team player - I wanted to experiment as I will be judging The Cake Initiative’s baking competition. Please go and check them out. They are a wonderful UK charity that helps provide birthday cakes for kids who shouldn’t have to miss out on celebrating their birthday in style.
After taking a few weeks away from social media (no, I wasn’t just sipping cocktails), I am now brushing up on my macron game, and I’ve come to realize it really is come down to a positive mindset (and careful . I know a lot of my fellow bakers have some phobia when it comes to theses sneaky little devils. I am not afraid to say I was one of them. So here’s my take on these delightfully dainty - yet terrifying to make - macrons.
This is a how to guide in how to make these dainty french macrons.
You can do this cake over one or two days. I'd personal recommend taking two days: with your planning, prepping and baking on day one, then constructing your cake on day two. Starting with body, head, legs. arms and lastly feet (keep your offcuts for the arms, legs and feet). A template for the Teddy Bear to help guide you can be found at the bottom of this page.
Hello my little Baker bees, welcome to my little cocktail segment - Lushing it up with Lucille L’queur -
where I take a cocktail drink and turn it in to a cutie cupcake cocktail for you all to get your teeth into (and maybe hate me a little after for not being able to resist).