Gangnam Style Psy the Macaron by Crumbs, our Cake Appreciation Society Member located in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
What is a Macaron?
A MacaRON is a sweet meringue-based confection typically made with eggs, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder, or ground almond and food colouring and or flavouring. The Macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream, or jam filling sandwiched between the two ‘cookies’. Although French in origin, the name is actually derived from the Italian word Maccarone. They are normally round in shape and smooth. This is not to be confused with the MacaROON.
What is a Macaroon?
A Macaroon is best described as either a small cake or meringue-like cookie, depending on its consistency. Macaroons are normally ‘clump like’ and rough in texture.
The English word Macaroon and French word Macaron come from the Italian words Maccarone or Maccherone. This word is derived from Ammaccare, meaning to crush or beat, in reference to the Almond paste which is the main ingredient.
The original Macaroon was a small cake consisting largely of ground almonds similar to the Italian Amaretti.
What’s Amazing About Shape-Shifting Macarons by Crumbs?
Just when you think you know your Rons from your Roons, there’s something else again. Edible artworks in the form of Macarons from CRUMBS located in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia which have changed the shape of traditional Macarons and morphed into all types of cool shapes including Psy, Hello Kitty, Elmo, and even breakfast food.
What’s amazing is the Macarons made by Crumbs are all handpiped using Macaron batter. No molds, Royal Icing or sugar embellishment.
Are Macarons hard to make?
In 2010, Aleena, the founder of Crumbs by Aleena, heard from friends that Macarons are one of the most difficult of sweet morsels to bake. She attempted baking Macarons after watching a demonstration and some online You Tube videos and on first try, the Macarons were a success. To date, she has baked more than 35,000 Macarons for Macaron lovers.
Macarons for Breakfast?
Hello Kitty Macarons by Crumbs
Crumbs Chinese New Year Macarons featured in the February issue of Flavours Magazine
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