Baking macarons has been on my Promise Me list I made back in February! I put it on my list knowing it would be a challenge because everything I have ever read about the process makes it sound like baking the perfect macaron is nearly impossible to achieve.
So, over the last 6 months, I have been bookmarking, pinning, reading and researching things I could find hoping to find the perfect resource to help me bake my first batch. I can honestly tell you I am no longer apprehensive about the process because I have found the perfect tool to help me achieve my goal of baking the perfect macaron...
I am so completely excited about this new book, Gourmet French Macarons written and photographed by Mindy Cone of Creative Juice. Mindy is an entertaining, food, and party stylist and her new book contains 75 unique and creative designs to make your French macarons delicious AND adorable for any holiday, season, or life celebration.
The pages are chockfull of details, secrets, tips and tricks for the entire baking process!
Not only does she break down the basics for baking macarons, she's included a CD with the book that contains 75 printable templates for creating unique, festive macaron shapes instead of being confined to the conventional circular shape! You can make apples, pumpkins, ghosts, trees, flowers, animals, cupcakes, and many other shapes to fit each season, holiday, or life celebration.
This adorable and informative video will do the trick...take a peek...
If you fell in love with Mindy, like I did, from watching this video...
I promise you will fall in love with the book too!
I promise to share my results from whipping up my first batch soon!!
In the meantime, if you're feeling lucky - WIN YOUR OWN COPY!
I think they'll go beautifully together!! Don't you?
Contest starts today and ends on Friday, September 27th!
Good Luck everyone!!
A special thanks to Mindy Cone for working so hard to create a beautiful way to share macaron baking secrets with all of us!! LOVE the book!!
KEEPiNG iT REAL
I want to throw everything else I have on my schedule out the window and just get to making some macarons!! That's how excited I am to get going on these!