I’m always excited every year when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. When can you really see such an abundance of PINK in nature? Walking underneath clouds of pink fluffy blossoms is just the most magical feeling. I remember the first time I arrived in Japan as a high school exchange student, the blossoms were everywhere in Tokyo. During that time, I learnt the significance of this fleeting period of time in the Japanese culture. Many viewing parties and picnics were held in parks to admire the blossom’s transient beauty. To me, cherry blossoms will always remind me of that new beginning in Spring, starting the full school year there living with a Japanese host family.
Today, I’m happy to share with you my take on cherry blossom macarons. This time, to make the decorations, I chose a different medium other than batter. I wanted to create a more “3D” effect but needed them to be easily removable for those who don’t prefer to have so much sugar on their macarons. (As you may already know, I think its a big no-no to slather tons of royal icing onto macarons as decorations.)
I hope you will get a chance to make these pretty “sakura” (cherry blossom) inspired macarons too. Let me know how it goes and tag me once you’re done. I’d love to add your work into my gallery of “Mimi’s Macaron Friends“.
Cherry Blossom Macaron Instructions:
Before you start decorating your macarons, you’ll need to make the basic round macaron shells first. Here’s the link: Mimi’s Best Macaron Recipe. After baking, wait until the shells are completely cool and dry before attempting to decorate them.
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March 19th, 2016