FOOD

Sea Creature Macarons

Turn undersea creatures like crabs, turtles, starfish, and clams into colorful and delicious macarons!

FOOD

Sea Creature Macarons

Turn undersea creatures like crabs, turtles, starfish, and clams into colorful and delicious macarons!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 3/4 cup almond flour (not almond meal)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Pinch cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps

  1. Combine the confectioner's sugar and almond flour in a bowl, then sift 3 times.
  2. Place the egg whites in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until foamy. Add the cream of tartar, then beat until soft peaks form. Add the superfine sugar and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add the vanilla extract and gently mix to combine. Sift the dry mixture into the egg mixture and gently fold to combine.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups white chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, hot
  • Pinch of salt

Steps

  1. Combine the melted white chocolate, whipping cream and salt. Place in the fridge until chilled and thickened, about 1-2 hours.
  2. Beat the ganache with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  3. Place in a piping bag fitted with a medium-sized round piping tip.

Ingredients

  • Macaron base
  • White chocolate ganache
  • Pink food coloring
  • Red and black edible ink pens
  • Mini chocolate chips

Steps

  1. Dye the macaron batter pink with pink food coloring, mixing gently to distribute the color.
  2. Pipe starfish shapes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Tap the baking sheet on the counter a couple times to remove any air bubbles, then let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. This will create the hard shell of the macarons.
  3. Set your oven to 375F, heat for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325F. Bake the macarons, one sheet at a time, for 6-8 minutes, rotating halfway through. After each batch, increase the heat to 375F, heat for 5 minutes, then reduce to 325F and pop the next sheet into the oven!
  4. Allow the macarons to cool on the sheet for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to fully cool.
  5. Draw markings and a smile onto the starfish. Pipe some ganache onto the underside of half of the macarons, then place another macaron on top.
  6. Pipe 2 dollops of ganache on top and add 2 mini chocolate chips, to create the eyes.

Ingredients

  • Macaron base
  • White chocolate ganache
  • Blue food coloring
  • Blue edible ink pen
  • Silver gumballs

Steps

  1. Dye the macaron batter blue with food coloring, mixing gently to distribute the color.
  2. Pipe clam shapes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Tap the baking sheet on the counter a couple times to remove any air bubbles, then let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. This will create the hard shell of the macarons.
  3. Set your oven to 375F, heat for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325F. Bake the macarons, one sheet at a time, for 6-8 minutes, rotating halfway through. After each batch, increase the heat to 375F, heat for 5 minutes, then reduce to 325F and pop the next sheet into the oven!
  4. Allow the macarons to cool on the sheet for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to fully cool.
  5. Draw markings onto the clams. Pipe some ganache onto the underside of half of the macarons, then place another macaron on top, positioning the shells so that they are partially open.
  6. Place a gumball inside to look like a pearl.

Ingredients

  • Macaron base
  • White chocolate ganache
  • Green food coloring
  • Black edible ink pen

Steps

  1. Dye the macaron batter green with food coloring, mixing gently to distribute the color.
  2. Pipe turtle shapes and round macarons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat. The round macarons will act as the turtle shells. Tap the baking sheet on the counter a couple times to remove any air bubbles, then let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. This will create the hard shell of the macarons.
  3. Set your oven to 375F, heat for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325F. Bake the macarons, one sheet at a time, for 6-8 minutes, rotating halfway through. After each batch, increase the heat to 375F, heat for 5 minutes, then reduce to 325F and pop the next sheet into the oven!
  4. Allow the macarons to cool on the sheet for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to fully cool.
  5. Draw markings and a smile onto the turtles and the shells. Pipe some ganache onto the top of the turtle macarons, then place the shell macarons on top.

Ingredients

  • Macaron base
  • White chocolate ganache
  • Red food coloring
  • Red candy melts, melted
  • Mini chocolate chips

Steps

  1. Dye the macaron batter red with food coloring, mixing gently to distribute the color.
  2. Pipe circles onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Tap the baking sheet on the counter a couple times to remove any air bubbles, then let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. This will create the hard shell of the macarons.
  3. Set your oven to 375F, heat for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325F. Bake the macarons, one sheet at a time, for 6-8 minutes, rotating halfway through. After each batch, increase the heat to 375F, heat for 5 minutes, then reduce to 325F and pop the next sheet into the oven!
  4. Allow the macarons to cool on the sheet for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to fully cool.
  5. Pipe some ganache onto the underside of half of the macarons, then place another macaron on top.
  6. Pipe 2 dollops of ganache on top and add 2 mini chocolate chips, to create the eyes. Draw claws and legs onto a square of parchment paper with the red candy melts and place in the fridge until stiff. Stick the claws and legs into the sides of the macarons.