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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Farewell Macaron Croquembouche..
It's May already, time for what? Graduation, of course! My boyfriend is having his commencement this weekend and I wanted to make something special to celebrate his freedom from his annoying professor =D So, it should be something colorful, fun, and delicious.. Aha!! Macaron croquembouche! I'd been wanting to make this for a looonggg time since I saw a picture of Laduree's mac tower. I didn't want to make a huge one, so I had to scale down the size of the macarons. First step, make some mini macs.
The right one is a regular size macaron and the others are the minis. I filled the mini macs with white chocolate ganache and caramel cream and put them in the freezer to firm up. Then, I covered the styrofoam cone (the base of the croquembouche) with plastic wrap and melted some white chocolate. Ready for assembly!! I applied a little bit of white chocolate on the minis and immediately sticked them on the cone. After the cone was completely covered, I put it in the freezer. The result?
Looked pretty good for a first trial. But something was missing... Hmm... cake at the bottom probably? So, I made a small round orange chocolate cake (vanilla genoise + orange cream cheese buttercream + chocolate ganache) and put my mac tower on top of the cake. Piped "Happy Graduation Rudy" with melted white chocolate, sticked them on the cake, and DONE!!