One of the joys of having this blog is being able to communicate with so many baking friends from around the world. It really amazes me how far some of you are from little o’l me here in Vancouver, Canada. I know some of you are from the U.S., Middle East, Australia and Europe and you […]
Wake Up to a Big Cup of Coffee… Macarons! What is better than starting your morning with a big cup of coffee macarons? Rich, dark and sweet, it’s the perfect way to brighten up anyone’s day. These coffee macarons are packed with flavour since there is coffee and chocolate not only in the filling but […]
From now on, reader questions that I receive in private will be answered here. Since I receive a lot of requests for personal help, I have decided to publish the questions and answers publicly so that others can benefit from it as well. Please take a look through these questions and the resources I […]
A Pipeable and Fluffy Meringue Based Buttercream Today, I want to share this standard Swiss Meringue Buttercream with all of you since it is one of the best ways to prepare a meringue based frosting which is fluffy, stable, pipeable and most importantly, delicious tasting. As the name suggests, it’s part of the […]
Lavender Earl Grey Macarons with that “Easter Speckle” I’ve always loved the speckled Easter egg effect on a macaron and after my Easter Egg macaron tutorial two years ago, I wanted to recreate this effect again but this time, the speckles would be embedded inside of the macaron instead of splattered on top with food […]
UPDATED ON MARCH 5th, 2018, this post was originally published on April 28th, 2017. Gender Reveal Macarons with a Different Colored Inside I developed this special technique for making macarons with a different colored inside a few years ago for a special gender reveal party. On the outside, it looks a like a plain blackout […]
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Here are the top reasons why your French macarons are hollow and how to fix them. Some of these issues include meringue stiffness, folding technique, macaronage, incorrect baking temperature and oven problems.
Girl’s Day Out My Vancouver BFF arranged for us to do something fun together yesterday with just the two of us, which I really appreciated since life for her as a new mom is always hectic. For those of us who don’t have children, it means so much to be remembered by our friends who […]
Exotic Fruit Macarons I’ve always wanted to make lychee-flavoured macarons. This exotic fruit from China has a hard, rough, pinkish-red shell. The bouncy, translucent flesh within is both sweet and sour. Its juiciness and fleshy composition is comparable to that of grapes. Every time I go back to Asia, I would make a conscious effort […]