Last weekend, I had the pleasure of creating another "Macaron Surprise Cake" due to a request from a client. It's been quite a while since I posted the original tutorial for this cake and I didn't have any other opportunities to make another one since. There just always seem to be so many new projects that call for my attention. I was happy that I could make this cake once again, this time, with a decidedly different and masculine Dragon Ball theme. Hence, the red, orange and blue colors and macarons with red stars done in batter!
The design of this one is a bit different from the Original Macaron Surprise Cake so I hope it gives you another idea on how you can design your own macaron cake. The original idea behind calling it a "surprise" cake was due to the ability to present its plain facade first and then ultimately reveal the surprise at the back. The design for this particular version is somewhat of an antithesis of that spirit since you could present this cake from both the "back" and "front" side but I guess you could say the macarons in the back still present a certain surprise or "wow" factor ?.
Scroll through the photos and see the Video I made on the bottom. There's also a template for the stars as well.
The star tip is fluffy and perfect for filling in the gaps between the macarons and the cake.
Aerial view: a fluffy tip can help to create the illusion of macarons "floating" out of the cake
I created these large star macarons to place on the cake as message plaques. One thing to keep in mind is the assembly. Since you can read the plaques as "Happy B-day Daddy" from both the front and back view, you will need to assemble the word "Happy" in the front and the word "Dad" in the back and vice versa.
There's a star template at the end for you to download. They are approximately 2.5 inches tall. It's a substantial size that will look stunning on a 8 to 10 inch cake and it also conveys festive messages really well.
You'll need to prepare 2 batches of macarons, one regular and one small. The various sizes will help ensure that you have just the right size to fill in the cake cavity.
Original Post on How-To Make a Macaron Surprise Cake
Here is the Video Tutorial on YouTube, it will give you a better idea. Take a look and please help me rate it if you like it 🙂
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