Delicious macarons with swiss meringue buttercream

macarons

I got so inspired by the fabulous tutorial that Linda from Call Me Cupcake made for CakeJournal last week. Yesterday I made some delicious macarons with swiss meringue buttercream filling. Up until then I had tried two different macaron recipes and I must say that I think Linda’s is by far the best. In addition to a great recipe her step by step instructions was very easy to follow so I felt really safe, when I threw myself into the macaron making.

I still need to learn more about the coloring of the macarons though. As I was aiming for a nice spring green color (used almost a whole pot of my favourite powdered food color) but ended up with a rather pale green instead. So any good advise will be much appreciated.

Piping the macarons was one of the parts where I had forgot how tricky this acctually is. It takes a little practice piping the perfect round macaron. I did manage to get the hang of it after the first baking sheet. My second one was much better and overall I am extremely happy with my result.

Macarons with swiss meringue filling

I have filled my macarons with swiss meringue buttercreme. The feeling of biting into the crisp and chewey macaron is just devine. I would love to hear if you have tried the macarons and please share any good tips that you have.

Happy Caking!

Louise

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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  1. Lindag says

    I am not a fantastic cook or cake decorator, but I do like Macarons. I use my cookie gun as if I was icing something, but without the nozzle. I use two presses of the gun, and get a nice sized, reasonably (for me, anyway) circle.

  2. Whimzicalparties says

    I love making them I just did a batch for my daughter’s school teacher. We don’t have a store to buy them in Omaha

  3. Anonymous says

    Maybe you could place them lower in your oven? Or use 2 baking trays. You could also lower the temperature a bit and bake for a little longer. I have read that I lot of mac bakers recommend that you place a oven thermometer in your oven to see if your oven heat correctly.

  4. Anonymous says

    Of course you can’t press them too much when sandwich together with filling, but after that I think they are quite sturdy. They are even better after 1-2 days in the refrigerator, then they are very chewy and so delicious. You can freeze the shells without filling. Filled mac’s can be stored for 5-6 days in the refrigerator

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