Macarons, cookies, and the spa…what’s not to love?!

Although I love making cakes, macarons hold a special place in my heart.  There is something about those little confections that makes me happy.  Maybe it’s the cute little feet on the bottom of each shell, or all the wonderful colors you can make them to be, or maybe even the fact that every time I complete a batch it feels like a mini accomplishment…many things have to go right in order for these babies to turn out!

Like whipping the egg whites…whip it good.

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The mixer was actually whipping the egg whites when I snapped this photo.  You can’t even see the whip attachment, it is going so fast!

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For this batch of macarons I used natural almond flour, which means there are little specks of the brown skin of the almond in the flour.  I wanted to see what effect the specks would lend to the macaron.  The other option is blanched almond flour, which doesn’t produce a speckled look.  Although I prefer macarons made with blanched almond flour, these turned out pretty nice, and had a slight rustic, organic, feel to them which I loved.

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With some help from Cuyler, the wonderful people over at Salon Spa Aura in Green Bay provided me with a wonderful opportunity to showcase my product.  They are holding an all-day spa event  for around 30 Green Bay Packer’s player’s wives.  I was given the opportunity to put together a small bag of product of my choosing and the women would be able to take them home at the end of the day.

I decided, what is better after a nice spa day than a little chocolate?  I made chocolate ganache macarons, white chocolate raspberry macarons, and cutout cookies to put inside their take-home bags.

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Isn’t that little stand cute!

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It sounds like such a fun event. Who wouldn’t love a spa day!

Again I would like to thank everyone at Salon Spa Aura in Green Bay for allowing me to showcase my product.  It’s great when businesses can work together and help each other within the community!  Stop in and visit them, as they are new to the area as well!

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