Showing posts with label macarons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label macarons. Show all posts

Monday, June 15, 2015

//Photography Styling with Food (French Macarons)//

I love taking pictures of food that I cooked. But styling them so that the picture that I have taken looks pretty is a whole lot another level.

Although I am not the expert in this area; it is always a good idea to look or search for an inspirations like from the

Here I wanted the macarons to be photographed with a cup of tea in a pretty vintage cup.

Generally, there are tons of idea on how to style them. First of all, you need to decide the background. It can be on a table or like what I did on a piece of white washed wood. Then you need different type of flowers or branches with leaves. It all depends on how you want them to be photographed with. I knew I wanted them with different colors of flowers. Again, you can search on pinterest for these ideas.

With all of those elements on hand; I just started to have fun on photographing them. And basically I just play around with the flowers and the subjects to see how they photograph together. I can remove the plate or the cup of tea all together. I just re arranged the flower placements. I can go on and on and try different settings.

I also try different composition when snap the pictures. It help to put your photos on the instagram since it has to be a square size picture.

So what do you think? 
I love how these pictures turned out to be. But most important I had so much fun photographed them.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lavender & Ginger Macarons

My apology if I, once more time post macarons today. A few days a go I baked these cookies 3 days in a row. All together I baked 6 batches of macarons. As mentioned before {here} I failed baking these macarons last winter so these time I really enjoyed making them as they came out looking pretty. And I want so badly to give some of these macarons to Dr. Chang (Artery Specialist) and his staff. So here they are.

My husband 'Steven' loves the chocolate and the coffee flavored macarons very much. He begged me to get rid off these macarons as fast because he can't help himself to have these macarons every night knowing that they there. So tomorrow I must bring them over to Dr. Chang's office, before they are gone. I hope they will like them. Also I know a lady who loves these macarons very much so I am going to drop by at her house to give some to her as well.

Do you see  the soft interior with chocolate ganache filling and the crunchy skin?   I admit although they are delicious it is one of those things that you can only eat 2 at a time {may be 3}and you will not want to eat it again for a few days. Good thing is that it is good to freeze in a freezer for up to about 2 weeks. It tastes better as you freeze them but before eating you must leave them out in a room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes. tastes heavenly so good. 

Some people a little intimidated on making these macarons. The truth is they are very easy to make. I failed miserably 7 times before I got a perfect macaron first time I tried.


Lavender Macarons
Recipe (here) except put 2 tsp crushed lavender flowers on the meringue and a drop or two of violet food coloring.
Ginger Macarons
Recipe (here) except put 1-1/4 tsp ginger powder on the meringue.
Chocolate Ganache filling.
 ~ 5 oz. bittersweet baking chocolate chips
~ 1/4 cup milk 
~ 1/4 tbsp. butter
 Steam all ingredients together in a heat proof dish  until chocolate melted. Cool slightly.

Sandwich cookies together.

Happy Sunday Everyone! 

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