(Cue music… “Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to you!”).
Make a wish!!
Who doesn’t like birthdays? Cake, ice cream, presents? Did I mention cake? What if we could have birthday cake macarons? The simplicity of a macaron, colored any color you would like, covered with pretty sprinkles, and filled with a delicious buttercream. That sounds like a celebration to me!!
I made these macarons for a neighbor. I wasn’t sure what to get her for her birthday, so I figured, why not make her some birthday macs? She enjoyed the macarons I gave her along with her Christmas cookies, so I decided birthday cake macarons were the way to go.
I used my original macaron recipe and put a little purple gel color in the meringue (in hindsight I would have put more in for a more vibrant purple….next time!).
After piping the macs on my silicone pad, I sprinkled them with multicolored sprinkles. You want to do this before they start to dry and form their shell.
My shells dried for 30 minutes, and I baked them for 18 minutes at 300 degrees. After they were finished baking, I allowed them to cool completely.
After matching the tops and bottoms, I filled the bottom shell with American buttercream. I had some blue buttercream left over from the Pokémon cake I made for my grandsons, so I decided to use it for the filling. I think it was a nice contrast with the light purple…what do you think?
I’m glad I made these, and if you’re wondering what to give that neighbor, friend, co-worker or maybe a family member, I hope you make a batch of these “birthday cake” macarons. I can guarantee you; the recipient will be very happy and thankful you did!!
If you make these, please tag me on Instagram @goodeatsbymimi. I would love to see your pictures!