Sunday, November 15, 2009
So you joined MacTweets... now what? Well, you have to make macarons and actually post them (good, bad, ugly or footless). Let's start off with this: I am excited to be a part of this group. I attempted macarons once before and they were a joke... a pathetic joke. I wrote them off and swore to never try again. Enter Jamie (Lifes a Feast) and Deeba (Passionate About Baking ). They make lovely, dainty macs and they decided to share the love and knowledge with us... us sad mac-wishers who are alone and afraid out here. They generously gave tips and detailed explanations of mac making, they even enticed us all with a club. The idea is to join, learn, decide on a flavor and make your own macarons, then post about your experience, link to the mactweets site and share with others. I joined. I really want to get this mac thang down :) Was today a success? Was today a failure? I am going to sit, comfortably, in the middle... today was a so-so mac attempt and I will try again!
I decided to use the basic shell recipe and add cocoa. I filled the center with a cinnamon butter cream and snapped a few photos. Please be brutally honest and tell me what you think!