Macarons with Champagne Buttercream

by FoodBabbles on March 7, 2012

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So yes, this is Mac Attack #27Β however, this is Mac Attack #1 for little ol’ me. As I mentioned during my First on the First macaron post, my new goal in life is to master the macaron after having some challenges in my first ever attempt. They are such brilliantly wonderful, tasty little bites of bliss. Not to mention they’re too cute for words! So with that, I joined MacTweets where they will provide the inspiration to create a new macaron creation each and every month.

March 20th is Macaron Day so with that, it was decided that the inspiration behind this month’s challenge would be a celebration! Let’s celebrate the macaron in all its glory. In my eyes, nothing says party and celebration like a little bubbly. You know, champagne!

I made for you macarons with a champagne-spiked swiss meringue buttercream and I’m proud to say that this time around, I had success!! Round little domes and feet, glorious ruffled little feet!

But most importantly, they taste fantastic! My husband, Mike scoffed more than one down while singing their praises. And when I brought some to my friend, Mike he said “Wow! These are the best things you’ve ever made!” Coming from a picky eater (my husband) and a friend who doesn’t dole out compliments very often, that is a huge testament to the tastiness of these little chewy cookies. I once again used the recipe from Brave TartΒ as well as her swiss meringue buttercream to which I added 4 tablespoons of champagne.

Enjoy!

~K

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Carrie @ poet in the pantry March 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

Woohoo! Nice job! Congrats on some absolutely beautiful macs! πŸ™‚

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FoodBabbles March 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Thanks Carrie!! They were so yummy and I was so happy that they turned out better this time. Hopefully I continue to have success as I continue on with MacTweets πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed!

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Barbara @ Barbara Bakes March 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Perfect for a party! They look like sunshine on a plate.

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FoodBabbles March 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

WOW!! Sunshine on a plate! Love it πŸ™‚ Thank you so very much!

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Aunt Mary March 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

Hmmmm, 4 tablespoons of champagne … and what did you do with the rest ??!!?!!!!
These sound really yummy, I just might have to give them a try!

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FoodBabbles March 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Ha! Oh, not to worry… the champagne did not go to waste πŸ˜‰

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CafeTerraBlog March 9, 2012 at 10:50 am

Simply glorious feet for sure!!! Your macs are just beautiful, and that flavor combination is way too delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

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FoodBabbles March 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Thanks Terra! I appreciate it. It was only my second attempt but I think I’m getting the hang of it πŸ™‚

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Lora March 9, 2012 at 11:50 am

These are great! I love the champagne buttercream – so perfect to celebrate Macaron Day!

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FoodBabbles March 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Thanks Lora! The champagne gave a nice subtle flavor to the buttercream. I always think a little bubbly is a good way to celebrate a glorious occasion πŸ™‚

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Jamie March 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am that you are now an official Mactweets member and baker! Welcome and what a welcome! Champagne is fabulous to celebrate Macaron Day. And what gorgeous, perfect macs! Perfect. And yay for convincing a sceptical husband, I don’t have that luck. Beautiful macarons…and now I expect perfect, creative macs every challenge! Yay!

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FoodBabbles March 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Thank you SO much for such a lovely welcoming comment! WOW! And now I’m nervous… I’ll have to make sure I really “bring it” every month πŸ˜‰ I’ll do my best to make perfect, creative macs each month and hope to not disappoint.

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jill Colonna March 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

What a wonderful bubbly way to celebrate Macaron Day with your happy macs. So beautiful! No wonder hubby loves them. πŸ™‚

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FoodBabbles March 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Thank you so much for such a lovely comment, Jill! πŸ™‚

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Anuja March 14, 2012 at 7:11 am

What a way to celebrate Macaron Day. Nothing can beat Champagne :). Your macs looks lovely.

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FoodBabbles March 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Thank you so much Anuja!

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hicookery March 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Congrats on successful macaron-making after ONLY 2 attempts (took us like 5x before we got them right and we still have some Food Flops!). Glad to see your post from MacTweets. Happy Macaron Day!

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FoodBabbles March 16, 2012 at 8:09 am

Thanks so much for the congrats!! Now, I just hope I can keep up the good work. That’s the key πŸ˜‰

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Deeba Rajpal March 17, 2012 at 6:33 am

Those are winners in every way. Second attempt? Wow!! They are pretty as they are perfect … and gorgeous for the occasion. Happy Macaron Day Kate. It’s wonderful to have you at MacTweets!

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FoodBabbles March 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Deeba! I’m so happy to be a part of MacTweets and can’t wait to start getting more creative with each challenge.

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Mel March 27, 2012 at 2:32 am

Well done on creating such perfect macarons – these look perfect!

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FoodBabbles March 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Thanks so much, Mel!!

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