Baby Pooh Bear Macarons All Dressed Up For Halloween
What will you be for Halloween this year? Everyone says that it's the one day of the year when you can be whatever you want... so I'm not sure why in prior years I decided to be a panther, a bumble bee or even a Playboy bunny along with other questionable costume choices LOL. If you were to ask me now if there was one thing I'd like to be, I'd say something that didn't involve cheesy costumes. Perhaps being invisible for a day would be nice so I could see for myself how interesting (or uninteresting) the secret lives of other people are. Well, since that's probably not going to happen anytime soon, I thought I'd leave the cheesy costume wearing to my little baby pooh bears here.
2 Different Methods to Dress Them Up
There are two different ways to dress these bear macarons up. One is the more complicated method of piping the bear body and wings completely from macaron batter. In this case, you'd want to wait for each section of the body to develop a thin skin before you start piping another section so that they don't run into each other. Start with the head, then ears, legs, wings and snout. Watch the video I provided below to see the order in which I pipe each section and here's a separate tutorial for macaron art: Piping Bear Macarons.
The second method would be to pipe the bear heads only and then create the wings from gum paste that's been colored black. Once it's dried, use black royal icing to outline the wing to give it some more depth and dimension. I decided to use gum paste instead of fondant since it dries much harder and doesn't droop once it's assembled. You'll have to remind your guests to discard the wings and head piece before eating since it's very hard. Once the wings have dried, put a dollop of filling on the bottom shell and then place the wings gently on top. Pipe a little more filling on top of the wings so it acts as an adhesive when the top shell is assembled.
Thank You! & Silpat Giveaway
I'm doing another Silpat giveaway to thank you all for being such wonderful and loyal readers. I'm very humbled each time to receive such nice comments from you and I also wanted to give a special shoutout to all my newsletter subscribers too. Since this giveaway is just for you, all you have to do is let me know you want to be included on my recent Instagram post and that's it! The winner will be chosen by random on November 6th. You must also be a resident of Canada or the USA.
Take a look at the video before you start the project and I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!
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