Macarons, The Magnificent Obsession

Considering I’ve been posting on the macaron of the month club that I have going here, I think this is entry number 12. There was a double clutch in January I think.

I turned out a batch of gingerbread macarons on Wednesday in anticipation of the holiday. Before I even started the batter I had to turn the oven on to dry out the house a bit. I added 1 tsp of ground ginger, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/4 tsp of ground cloves and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and then evened the almond flour out to the prescribed 4 ounces. Not too overpowering. I filled them with orange buttercream and the added some autumn sugar for sparkle. It is a holiday after all!

I dressed them up by putting them in a baking cup, then a cello bag with ivory ribbon and one of those glitter leaves from a couple of weeks ago.

The Way Back Machine…November

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Here’s what I was doing last year in November!

It was all about getting ready for Thanksgiving and I lost the first week of the month for personal reasons. Recovered nicely though and got some things done. Hit the hot glue gun hard for my mini shell trees. Easy but pokey, just gluing shells onto a tree, then I hit them with a little glitter blast spray at the end. Moved on to custom ribbon made from rug binding tape and hand stamped with Thanksgiving appropriate words, and lastly made some little acorn cookies from nutter butter, a dab of melted chocolate and Hershey kisses. Shamelessly stolen from Pinterest!