My Jubilee Macaroon Challenge
A few weeks ago I was set a macaroon challenge based on my success with macaroon making.
My challenge was to make jubilee macaroons. I was allowed to do anything to make them as patriotic and full of Jubilation as possible.
A few of the bakers I follow made jubilee macaroons – red halves and blue halves and sandwiched them together them with a white chocolate or cream filling. I decided that I wanted to do something more special that just simple halves. I wanted to do something with a Union Jack or something with bit more detail.
I wracked my brain trying to think of what I could do. I came up with a great idea. If I say so myself.
I decided to make a basic macaroon batch and leave them white. I then made another batch of blue ones which would be the base half of the macaroon.
When they were done, cooled and taken off the mat I took the plunge and did my artistic magic.
TADA – I decided to paint the union jack on the macaroons!
I used red and blue paste colours with a few drops of water. The only thing I needed which I didn’t have was a thin enough brush to do the points but I think they looked incredible. Now I’ve done it once I would know how to do it much better and a tad neater next time!
I am honestly going to paint all my macaroons from now on.
Quick tip; the paste colours take a while to dry so paint them the day before you need them.