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Macaron Recipe - I WHALE-LY LOVE YOU Tutorial for Valentine's Day!

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  • Macaron Recipe - I WHALE-LY LOVE YOU Tutorial for Valentine's Day!

    We created a cute Whale Macaron Recipe Tutorial here for Valentine's Day:

    Original Recipe adapted from Bear Naked Food (

    Full Instructions
    I whaley love you macarons
    (Makes about 20 mini macaron whales)

    1. Blend ground almonds and icing sugar in a food processor until combined. Leave it in the food processor - we will be sieving in the almond and icing sugar mixture later on.

    2. In a separate bowl, combine the caster sugar and cream of tartar and set aside.

    3. Using a mixer, whisk egg whites till foamy.

    4. At this stage, add in the mixture of caster sugar and cream of tartar and whisk egg whites until soft peaks. Add in the desired food gel paste colouring (in this case blue) and flavouring (vanilla extract) before you get stiff peaks.

    5. Continue mixing until stiff peaks form. Colour should be uniform after mixing.

    6. Sieve and fold in 1/3 of the almond and icing sugar mixture at a time into the egg whites (which are at stiff peaks at this point) until combined. When sieving, use a spoon and do not hit the sides of the bowl which may cause the meringue to deflate. If you prefer, you can sieve the mixture in step 1 and set aside before folding in instead but I find it faster to do it this way.
    Be especially careful not to over mix at this step as it may cause the egg whites to deflate. Mixture will be thick and flowy.

    7. Prepare the baking trays with silicon mat and fill your piping bag with the meringue mixture. Pipe the whale shape by starting with a circle and add the tail. For the underside of the whale, pipe round circles to match the body.

    8. Use a toothpick to smooth out the body of the whale to get rid of any air pockets or ridges. Before baking, let the macarons rest for 20 minutes to 30 minutes until the top of the macron does not feel sticky to the touch (this may sometimes take up to 60 mins). To speed up this process, place the macarons in front of a fan on medium speed.

    9. At this point, preheat the oven to 145- 150 degree Celsius. **Depending on your oven, you may have to adjust the temperature accordingly as some ovens are hotter than others. **

    10. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes and cool them on a rack. Macarons are done when they are easily removed from the silicon mat after they have cooled.

    11. Draw the eyes and mouth on with an edible marker and attach the fins with a little buttercream. The fins are mini hearts from our local baking shop (Poon Huat).

    12. Sandwich a circle macaron with the full body macaron with your favourite filling (buttercream, nutella, jam) and its’ done! You have the perfect macarons to say "I whae-ly love you!"

    Detailed pictures can be found in the link above!

    Happy Cake-ing!


    Stages of Macaron making! I WHALE-LY LOVE YOU Macarons!

  • #2
    This is so cute!


    • #3
      wow love the elaborate tutorial that you have shared with us here!

      we would love to see more of the recipes that you share with us!


      • #4
        withawhisk Thank you!!

        Masterchef Thank you! Will definitely keep posting!!