We've been asked lots recently about the best way to make macarons, and we are super excited to share our top tips with you!
Soft and slightly chewy with a delicate shell, macarons are a traditional French cookie, made with sweet, fragrant ground almonds and meringue.
They can be filled with anything you like, including smooth, creamy Belgian chocolate ganache, and silky, indulgent Swiss meringue salted caramel buttercream; our two most popular flavours.
These Easter macarons are the beautiful work of Lavender Macarons. Her Instagram feed is definitely worth a scroll!
We also love Macarons by Monika for her pastel colours and gorgeous photography, and Poeme Macarons for their squidgy close-ups. Yum!
If you'd like to have a go at making your own macarons, Cupcake Jemma's You tube tutorial is a brilliant starting point.
In it, she covers:
The equipment and ingredients you'll need.
How to prep for and bake your macarons.
Filling and assembling your macarons (the best bit!).
Click here to watch!
We also recommend:
Using a round tip nozzle (a few cm in diameter) to pipe and fill your macarons.
Drawing circle templates onto greaseproof paper to help to pipe your macarons evenly.
Holding your piping bag vertically to give an even flow of macaron batter.
Let us know how you get on, and if we can help with any other top tips too. Macarons can take a while to perfect and practice is the key!
Our Pinterest board has lots of inspiration for Easter brownies, macarons, cupcakes and (our new favourites) mini hot cross bun doughnuts!
Find some of our favourite recipes below, or head to our Pinterest and take your pick!
Thank you to everyone for your kindness, understanding and support in these unprecedented times. We'll be back baking soon, more scrumptious than ever.
We are still very much taking bookings for later in the year (currently from July), and 2021, and supporting our existing clients with any date changes or postponements.
If you'd like to talk about a Scrumptious creation for your special day, feel free to e-mail us or give us a call. We are always happy to help, and have a number of strategies in place to best support you, including offering 25% deposits and holding new dates for our couples who may have to postpone their celebrations. To find out more, please see this post, pinned to the top of our Facebook page.
In the meantime, take care of yourselves, families, friends, loved ones, communities and all those you can.
Thank you to everyone working so hard to keep us safe.
Love Emma x
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