Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Violet Macarons for Tea!

This week I tried my hand at Sugared Violets and used them to
top my pretty Violet Macarons! It's really easy to do - just brush
some egg whites on your violets, then sprinkle them with
superfine sugar and let dry.  Just make sure that your Violets
are the edible kind!
The Macarons aren't Violet flavored - just a pretty Violet color!

I used a recipe called Best Vanilla Frosting from Best Friends For Frosting.
So good!!

Macarons adapted from Macaroons & Biscuits
Buttercream from Here

For the Macarons:

3 egg whites, room temp
1/4 cup (55g) superfine sugar
violet food coloring
pink food coloring
1 1/4 cups (200g) powdered sugar
1 cup (120g) ground almonds

For the Buttercream:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
6-8 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract (I used clear- no color)
violet food coloring
pink food coloring

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Using whisk attachment, beat egg whites with electric 
mixer until soft peaks form. Add superfine sugar a
little at a time and food colorings. I used a combination of the
violet and pink to get the color I wanted. Beat until sugar 
dissolves, then transfer to a large bowl. Fold in
sifted powdered sugar and ground almonds in 2

Spoon Mixture into a piping bag fitted with a
3/4" plain tip. Pipe 1 1/2" rounds about 3/4"
apart onto trays. Tap trays so Macarons spread 
slightly. Let stand 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 150C/300F.
Bake Macarons about 20 minutes. Cool
on trays.

Prepare Buttercream:  In the bowl of an electric mixer
fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, 4 cups
powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract and food colorings.
 Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 3-5 minutes.
Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating
for about 2 minutes after each addition, until icing reaches
desired consistency; you may not need to add all of the

Sandwich Macarons with buttercream. If using
sugared violets, pipe a tiny amount of buttercream on
top of macarons, then the add a Violet.

Love the soft Violet color! 
Thanks for visiting!!


  1. Absolutely stunning in every way, my word how pretty.

    You know lavender flavor would work perfectly with these, too.


    1. Thank you so much Michele!! I didn't think about lavender as a flavor - what a great idea!! xo!!

  2. Those are so beautiful!!! I love the china too.

  3. WOW! They look absolutly perfect, as you bought them from Ladurèe! I really have to try your recipe asap!!!

    1. Hi Jina! I didn't find a way to send you an e-mail so I'm going to write you here... Yesterday I made these macarons and they turned out GORGEOUS! Thanks a lot! If you like, you can see the photo on my blog :)
      Kisses, Laura!

  4. Oh my goodness these are so pretty. I adore violet flavour anything and your homemade sugared violets are so sweet.

  5. The colour is really sweet and I really feel like grabbing one!

  6. Your violet macarons look heavenly! I love the colour and the buttercream looks so yummy.

  7. What beautiful little sweets. You have mastered the Macaron :) My little girl named Violet would love these ;)

  8. I have a special place in my heart for violets, so these are beyond beautiful in my heart! So glad I found your blog! I'll be adding it to my sidebar! ~Zuni