My dear Aunty turned 80! and she asked if I could bring some cupcakes to her party.
Well plain cupcakes to be more specific but I wanted to add some 'wow'. So I decided to attempt green macarons to match the very special Frog cake I had ordered for her from the wonderful Dea at 3D Cakes.
And what more inspiration do I need.....one of my amazing friends bought the Zumbo recipe book especially for me.
Well my macarons were not perfect, consistency too thick and zero gloss but they were still so pretty.
I was really pleased.
I used pandan paste in the macaron mix and filled them with a coconut white chocolate ganache.
Made pretty much the same as a regular ganache except with coconut cream.
And yes I added extra green food colouring to try and thin out the macaron mix.....
They were so delicious, and beautiful perched atop a vanilla cupcake.
Why a frog cake you may ask? well when I was young my Aunty Joy had a wonderful collection of cute little frogs that I loved and would often contribute to.
So I thought I would once again give her a frog! just an edible one this time.
It went down a treat, everyone loved the froggy cake, and it was delicious (even the icing! - picture those legs getting eaten).
Do check out the 3D cakes website and on facebook (regular giveaways) to check out Dea's incredible creations.