Macarons Fit for a Bride

“Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul satisfying and eternal.”- Julia Child


This past weekend I made four different kinds of French macarons for my sister’s bridal shower. I planned on baking just a few dozen but, after making 3 batches of each kind it got a little out of hand.

The colors requested were the colors of the wedding; navy, orange, gold, and maroon. The flavors I tried to correspond with the color of the macaron shell. The gold, or yellow, was a lemon and buttercream macaron. (recipe I shared earlier):   The orange macaron used the same recipe with orange zest in the shell and  was filled with a circle of cream cheese icing and had a dollop of orange marmalade in the center. The maroon was filled with a circle of cream cheese icing and a dollop of raspberry preserves in the middle. Lastly, the navy was the challenge. I didn’t want the macaron to be bitter bc of the amount of color I would have to use so I decided to use the same recipe I use for my Nutella or peanut butter macarons: with a navy gel color to give it a dark blue velvet taste. It was a chocolate macaron shell with a peanut butter butter cream center. For the orange, maroon, and yellow coloring I used Wilton brand gel food coloring. The navy was Americolor. The Macaron 10 tier tower was from eBay. These custom colored delights were a hit at the party. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Icing and Raspberry Preserves
Orange Zest and Cream Cheese Icing
Blue Velvet with Peanut Butter Buttercream
Lemon Buttercream

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