Because I am short on time this holiday season, I decided to invite my Mactweets friends to the International Incident Colour Party. It got a little messy, as parties at this time often do, so I hope we aren’t kicked out of either
For the IIP this month, we were asked to play with colour. For Mactweets, we were asked to create a savoury-sweet macaron. Being the rebel that I am, I went with a sweet macaron that celebrates the colours of Christmas (even though I don’t really celebrate it)
I mean, when you find colours with names like this, you pretty much can’t go past them…
Despite the weather turning all humid on me the day I was making the macs, the batter looked ok. And – errr – colourful. (and a bit gory!)
A peek in the oven revealed kinda-sorta feet…
After a couple of days drying out (the weather of course turned dry and cold the following day), I made a peppermint marshmallow filling, using the same recipe I used for last month’s hot chocolate and marshmallow macarons. But the addition of the peppermint oil seemed to mess with the consistency and it never kind of set. Even in the fridge. That’s when things started to get messy. And drippy…
Let’s just say they were “tired and emotional” shall we? Because people often get tired and emotional at Christmas gatherings, right. I mean, these green ones look positively messed up. Too much champagne on Christmas morning, perhaps?
So sorry, they aren’t the prettiest. And they didn’t even taste that good. The mint essence I used was pure so VERY strong. As one sometimes needs their drinks over the holidays.
But hey, macs came to the party. And by the looks of things, they had a great time. Berocca or Guronsan all round for these dudes and let’s hope that next month they will be more cooperative. Otherwise, no more parties for them!
Check out what everyone else brought to this month’s IIP by clicking on the links below: