When I saw that Mactweets’ June theme was “Take a Walk on the Wild Side“, I had but one thought in mind: jungle. And when I think “jungle,” I think this book:
It starts out like this:
There’s a rumble in the jungle,
There’s a whisper in the trees,
The animals are waking up
And rustling the leaves.
Some animals are frightening
Some are sweet and kind
So let’s go to the jungle now
To see who we can find
So let’s see what I was inspired to make from the jungle this month…
As the book says:
I could have been born grey like a donkey
Or brown like a mule
But instead I’ve got stripes
Which my ladyfriend likes
And they make me look handsome and cool!
I also made macarons “tigre”:
I was pretty pleased with how the actual macs came out but the decoration, well that’s another story. I got myself into a heck of a mess colouring white chocolate black, then it wouldn’t pipe very well, then I added Crisco to another batch of black/white chocolate and it was ok, but not perfect. Now I seem to have found a recipe that works for the shells (ooops – shouldn’t say that out loud, huh?), I really need to work on my decorating techniques. I think next month, I might delve into Hermé’s Macaron which I received a few months ago and have been too scared (and too busy!) to try out. Stay tuned – who knows what next month will bring!?!
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