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….
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’.
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.
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.
These are amazing! Love the Nightmare Before Christmas ones!
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
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
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.
Thank you Helena :). Glad I could help, I made a lot of boxes with your fantastic tutorial.
These are just incredible. Best Halloween macarons ever!
Thank you Lora. I am looking forward to reading some of your recipes, I loved the idea for your banana split macarons.
These have to be the BEST halloween macarons ever! They’re awesome!
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!!
Thanks Deeba. I was really pleased to take part in MacTweets.
Oh these are so fun! What a lot of work for you to hand draw each image! I love them!
Oh, your macarons look amazing. The designs work perfectly with the little sweets. Pinning!