I was planning to make these macarons for Mac Attack 3 last week, but I was hesitant for one reason: THE WEATHER. Last week the weather was horrible; it was pouring and snowing outside, then I decided to start making my first batch of heart-shaped macarons. I chose pink powder colour. I never tried this shape before, it was a big challenge for me! However, I was disappointed with the filling, because the butter cream I bought, as you may see in the picture, breaks. It must be made with margarine instead of real butter. This will teach me to make my own butter cream next time.
Then, I made my second batch of chocolate heart-shaped macarons, and they turned out so perfect and nice! All of them got eaten with delight and I couldn't take a picture of sandwitched chocolat heart-shaped macarons. The other thing that I wanted to try is THE BLACK MACARONS! I don't have a black powder colour and I couldn't find it anywhere. Then I tried a combination of 3 different colours: Purple, Green and Red. To my surprise it worked.
Part of the Mactweets challenge that Deeba and Jamie are hosting, I made all these macarons. The January Mactweets challenge was "DO SOMETHING OR ADD SOMETHING YOU’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE BUT HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY".
For recipe, I always use my usual recipe adapted from La cuisine de Mercotte, the Queen of French Macarons!.
K. El Mary (Mamatkamal)