I made these froggy macarons because they were for my friend's sons and I needed them to appeal to boys. Nope, Moshi Maro and Cute Pink Bears were just not gonna cut it. This time, I needed a more "rugged" look and definitely no little bows made with heart shaped sprinkles.
Here's something you will absolutely love about these green froggies, they are made in exactly the same way as the Bear Macarons! Once you have the ingredients and template for one, you can make the other. The only difference would be the placement of the white chocolate dipping wafer and the color. Instead of placing the wafer in the center for the snout, place one on each side of the head where the "eyes" are. Then draw in the nose and mouth accordingly with an edible pen. I drew in the eyes with edible pen but you can easily buy a set of "candy eyes" at your local craft store.
I used a soft green gel color from Americolor called "Avocado" and blended a tiny bit of brown into it as well to give it a more natural and muted tone.
The "marsh weeds" were created from chocolate cake crumble and buttercream frosting piped with the grass tip.
As you can see, I can bake but I never said I could draw LOL. Well, it always help to start off your #MacaronArt with a sketch of what you intend to do. In my case, no one would understand what I was trying to achieve by looking at my amateur drawings but at least it helps me visualize the end results and work towards that. (btw, my hubby could not stand looking at my silly drawings on the left hand side so he used his natural artistic skills to draw that that little kermit looking thing on the bottom right. Showoff...)
Follow the steps in the Cute Pink Bear Macaron Post to see more.
Until next time. Happy baking to you!
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