Flower Crown Macarons

Hi Everyone,

I have SO much planned for the kitchen this week, which is extremely daunting because I’ve also got a lot going on IRL. Regardless, I’m very excited to show you guys what I have been working on :). Allow me to present my last culinary adventure… the flower crown macaron.

Sometimes, when I’m having a rough day (which happens more often than you’d think for someone that’s literally half unicorn), I like to shut off my phone, turn off the internet and the computer, and chill out with my cats and paint some stuff. Over the past few years, I’ve really switched focus in terms of paint from oil to water color, mostly because oil is messy and I’m really keen on keeping my new home pristine, but I also enjoy the effortless, dream-like quality that I get from watercolor.

A few days ago, I had one of these “rough days”. Once I got home from work, all I wanted to do something that made me happy. While my whimsical artist side wanted to self-soothe with watercolor, the smarter, fatter part of me wanted a special treat. We met up somewhere in the middle when I decided to just bake and paint macarons.

I’ve never painted food before or had any inkling as to how to start, so I kind of just made myself a palette out of a plate and some food coloring and went to town, hoping to translate some of my watercolor skills into the food coloring. It wasn’t until many hours later that I looked down and realized that a) I had some seriously pretty macarons that I had absolutely no desire to eat because they were too pretty, and b) that I felt better. Take that, Monday.

Since creating these beauties, I have purchased all kinds of special stuff for food paintin’, so prepare yourselves for an onslaught of painted stuff – most likely more macarons because I just can’t stop baking them 🙂

I’ll be back in a few days with some more stuff. For now, enjoy the pictures!

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