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Halloween macarons – Scream versus Jack Skellington

October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween everyone.

Macarons aren’t typical Halloween fare but they definitely should be. It occurred to me recently that macarons are ripe for a bit of decorating and with Halloween approaching I was on the look out for some suitable characters. In the end I picked two with the same colours – Scream and Jack Skellington. So here they are….

Halloween macarons

I made a plain macaron mix, piped it in two different shapes then used a black edible writing pen to decorate them. I won’t try and explain how to make macarons because I could not be anywhere near as thorough as Mrs Humble of ‘Not So Humble Pie‘ who has written several very helpful posts on making macarons. Another useful online resource is this post by Holly Bell of ‘Recipes from a Normal Mum’.

Scream vs Jack Skellington

I filled them with a raspberry and vanilla Italian meringue buttercream. It’s a bit more effort than a normal buttercream but definitely worth it.

Halloween macarons filling

So now I’m off to eat them all a few.

I have added these macarons into the Mac Attack #25 The Last of the Year: Seasons & Holidays challenge.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Hanna November 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    These are amazing! Love the Nightmare Before Christmas ones!

  • Reply Teri Roughen November 6, 2011 at 3:06 am

    HI all!
    I’m visiting you via BYW. It’s so nice to meet bloggers from other countries and learn about their life.
    I’m also now following you on Twitter. I’m @beach_citylife. Teri

  • Reply Rebekah November 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    These are awesome! My husband loves Nightmare Before Christmas and I love the Scream movies, so its a match made in Hades.

    – From a fellow BYW’er

  • Reply Helena November 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Your macarons are fantastic! Love the idea and the result is stunning. 🙂

    Thank you so much for helping me with the paper box calculations. I really appreciate it.

    • Reply Laura November 20, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you Helena :). Glad I could help, I made a lot of boxes with your fantastic tutorial.

  • Reply Lora November 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

    These are just incredible. Best Halloween macarons ever!

    • Reply Laura November 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you Lora. I am looking forward to reading some of your recipes, I loved the idea for your banana split macarons.

  • Reply ladymacaron20ten December 28, 2011 at 7:26 am

    These have to be the BEST halloween macarons ever! They’re awesome!

  • Reply Deeba Rajpal (@vindee) January 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I think these are ‘screaming’ gorgeous Laura…genius! I have yet to come across better Halloween macs…wow!!! Thank you for bringing ‘Scream’ and ‘Jack Skellington’ over to MacTweets! Love ’em!!

    • Reply Laura January 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks Deeba. I was really pleased to take part in MacTweets.

  • Reply RollerScrapper January 8, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Oh these are so fun! What a lot of work for you to hand draw each image! I love them!

  • Reply Beth @ Hungry Happenings October 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Oh, your macarons look amazing. The designs work perfectly with the little sweets. Pinning!

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