Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vanilla Bean Easter Bunny Macarons and Carrot Cake Macarons

I love Easter.  It symbolized new life and reborn.  Easter is also filled with pastel colors things and furry bunny ears headband that my Baby Girl adores.  Easter also includes the fun Easter Egg Hunt and chocolate eggs that my Little Boy loves.  Ever since my kids could take their first step on their own and held onto a basket, I planned and organized little Easter Egg Hunt at the backyard for them.  This year is no exception.  By the way, Easter falls on March 31st this year.

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For the Easter Egg Hunt, I usually prepare plastic eggs filled with treats and hide them in the backyard.  I also prepare big beautiful baskets for the kids to carry their treasures as they search and continue their "hunt".  I really enjoy seeing the smiles on their little faces as they discovered each egg.  Wait, I see something hatching from an egg below.  What is it?

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Oh, it’s an Easter Bunny!  Wait, it isn’t just any Easter Bunny, it’s a Vanilla Bean Easter Bunny Macaron!

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Wait, there’s another one hatching out…..

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And another….

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Wait, there’s more.  Shhh….this one is still asleep!  She’s just so cute.  Let’s call her Sleeping Beauty, shall we?!

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Oh…and Mr. Grumpy is here too!

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I hear someone whispering….

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So, here goes the Easter Bunny Tea Party.  Care to join?  Oh, and Sleeping Beauty is still sleeping, shhh…..

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Of course, you can’t have a Tea Party without some treats!  Can you?  What do we have?  Oh, Carrot Macarons with Cream Cheese Buttercream filling, of course.  Those are Easter Bunnies’ favorite treats!

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These sure look tasty and perfect for the Easter Bunnies.

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This is such a fun party, let’s taste some carrots, shall we?

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How was it, then?

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Everything was in harmony, peace and quiet, until my kids decided to join the Easter Bunny Tea Party.  Of course, you know how it ended.

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The kids couldn't resist for a taste test.   And yes, the Easter Bunnies were as delicious as the Carrot macarons.  The End!

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Have you ever wonder, what’s inside of an Easter Bunny Macaron’s head?  Creamy Vanilla Bean Buttercream, that is.  I’m not dare to watch!

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Carrot Macaron Shells and Cream Cheese Buttercream fillings.  I’m telling you, they taste just like a carrot cake, in macaron form.

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In case you wonder, I sliced and dried some carrots in the oven for the shells.

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Until they look like this (below).  Then, I ground them all up with almonds, powdered sugar to make the shells.

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Here are the Easter Bunnies before they went into the oven.  Oh…sorry, that just doesn't sound right. hahaha…..I hope you’re looking at the picture below too and not just reading the paragraphs alone.

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Here’s the Easter Bunny being filled with Vanilla Bean Buttercream.  Oh so yum! 

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Do you celebrate Easter?  What's your plan for the Easter weekend?  I would love to hear from you.  I hope you all enjoy today’s special Easter post.  Until next time...

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P.S.:  After I was done editing the pictures for this post, I found out that Baby Girl has a sweater with a bunny that looks very similar to “Sleeping Beauty”.  So, my Baby Girl was my model that day and I snapped a few fun shots.  Say goodnight, I mean goodbye to "Sleeping Beauty".  She’s living happily ever after in my Baby Girl’s tummy!     

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Disclaimer: No Easter Bunny was hurt during the production of this post.  We all had a fun tea party and a happy tummy!

124 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!! Those macarons! You are so good at making this delicate pastry and your creativity makes me smile! I have had bad luck making my macarons at home for some reasons which makes me respect you even more........ =(
    Can you adopt me please??? I would love to be your oldest daughter~

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    1. Thank you. :) Yeah, the macarons are quite temperamental sometimes. But practice certainly makes perfect. Hope you'll give them a try sometimes in the future. If you can help babysits my kids, I'll consider adopting you. LOL....

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  2. I'm with you Amy - l o v e Easter.
    Creative cookies, and laughed out loud at your disclaimer ;)

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    1. :P Thank you. Glad you like my little fun post.

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  3. Your Easter macarons are so adorable, Amy! Your little girl must have loved them :)

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    1. Thank you. Oh yeah, my little girl loves these bunnies macarons. She would give them a kiss (goodbye) before eating them. hahhaha...

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  4. So adorable! All the macarons look perfect and cute, even Mr. Grumpy! Have a fun Easter hunt with your kids!

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    1. Thank you. We definitely will have lots of fun with these. I've made a couple more batches since this post and are all gone already. :P

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  5. macarons looks so cute...lovely clicks

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    1. Thank you, Gayathri. :) Glad you like them.

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  6. Hi Amy, wow.... your mac look so cute and pretty. You're very creative, love your presentation. Excellent click. Look like you have a fun time will those bunnies.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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    1. Thank you, Amelia. I'm glad you like my creations. hehe....yeah, I had so much fun with those bunnies. ;) Wish you a wonderful week as well.

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  7. How creative is that!!!! I love your narration and the bunnies look super cute. It looks so....spring too!! Love the macaroons :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad you like my Spring time/Easter macarons. :) I had so much fun creating this post...and those macarons as well.

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  8. Hello! I just stumbled upon your blog!
    Those are the CUTEST bunnies ever! And I love how you used carrot for the shells!
    Happy Easter, and have a fun hunt!
    Come check me out at http://andgeesaid.blogspot.com.au/
    (: xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for leaving a comment. I'm so glad you like my bunnies and carrot macarons. :) Wish you and your family a wonderful Easter weekend too.

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  9. Hi Amy, I know I'm way too old but I want to sign up to be your daughter! ; ) Those are the cutest macarons and what a great tea party! What a sweet mom you are. My son (he's 7) loves Easter because he knows the Easter Bunny will come and leave him eggs in the backyard to find (he truly believes this still and it's so cute)...but no tea party.

    Can I tell you I happen to make a batch of macarons this week since I hadn't for months..they didn't come out that great to begin with but yours puts me to shame. Great job! : )

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Monica. :) My older son is 5 and he loves all things Easter too. I'm glad to know boys would still love these things at 7. Kids grow up too quickly, don't you think?

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  10. Ah! Could these be any cuter? I think not! Thank you so much for sharing. I have had a long day...and I needed something sweet to cheer me up. I hope you are well. Enjoy the rest of your week. Happy Spring!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and I'm glad to hear these macarons cheered you up a little. Wish you better days for the rest of the week. Take good care. :)

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  11. You are too clever! I want to come to your house for Easter!

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    1. LOL...that sure would be fun. :) I can always have a tea party.

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  12. These are so so so cute! I've hardly ever seen maracons in such shapes! You're creative beyond belief.

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    1. Thank you, Jayne. Well, I've made heart shapes, shamrock shapes macarons before...so, why not bunnies and carrots, I thought. :P

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  13. Oh my gosh, this is such a fantastic post, so cute, clever and YUM! Brilliant to dry carrots and then grind them up. AND did you know TODAY is National French Macaron Day? Seriously. Love!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katrina. I didn't know it was Macaron Day until I published the post. :P I'm always the one who missed the whatever national day until after the fact. It was just an coincident that I have a macaron post. LOL

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  14. Amy, have you been witholding that gorgeous daughter from us? You look like you must have had a delightful day. One that you will surely treasure forever. And i imagine every neighbor kid will be stopping by this week for a tea party!

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    1. Oh yeah...we had so much fun with those bunnies and carrot macarons. :) And you were so right, I neighbors were already peaking around when we had this tea party. :P

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  15. Amy your Macarons are darling. How clever to dry carrots and then combine them almonds. Fun cookies and I'm sure delicious.

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    1. Thank you, Vicki. I'm glad you like my little creations here. :)

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  16. This post is full of nothing but CUTENESS...Your writing, the macarons and your extra-cute daughter!

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    1. Thank you. :) Yes, I have to say my daughter is extra-cute! :P

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  17. The macarons are just the CUTEST!!! Such a clever idea.

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    1. Thank you, Trishie. I'm glad you like these cuties too. ;)

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  18. Hahaha! What a fun post, Amy! Love them all, but can I have some too?? Heehee!

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    1. Thank you, Shirley. I'm glad you enjoyed the fun post. Wish I can send you some to try. But I don't think they can survive in the mail. :P

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  19. the macarons, your post, your little girl.. are just toooo cuuuute! i had fun reading this ^^

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    1. Thank you, Hui. I'm glad you enjoyed this fun post. :) Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  20. Hi thanks for stopping by my Blog, I have so much trouble making macaroons.

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    1. Sorry to hear that you have trouble making macarons. I published a post with tips and trick (and recipes) a while ago. Hope it'll help.

      Here's the link to that post: http://utry.it/2011/06/tips-on-how-to-make-perfect-french.html

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  21. Superb recipe . nicely explained and beautiful clicks:) do visit my blog and follow back @ www.merrytummy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks of your comment and stopping by. Wish you a wonderful rest of the week.

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  22. Oh, your post is so sweet. I loved those bunnies and "wow!" to those pretty carrots! Lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Purabi. I'm glad you like my bunny post. :) We certainly had lots of fun.

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  23. These are so cute! Far advanced past my own macaron skills. I wish I had a batch of these around for Easter, though. (And your daughter looks adorable with that last bunny!)

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you like my bunnies and carrot macarons. Actually, these are not any harder than a normal round shaped macaron. ;)

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  24. Cute and lovely. You are one clever woman. Hope you have a lovely Easter

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    1. Thank you! Wish you a wonderful Easter Holiday too. :)

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  25. Your Easter Bunny macarons and carrot macarons are way too cute to be eaten! I for one would not dare to eat them but then I think they are way too delicious not to be eaten either. What a dilemma!

    Happy Easter to you and your family! :)

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    1. I definitely gone through the same thought process as you did....until I tried one bunny. They were so delicious and there's no going back. HAHAHA...

      Wish you and your family a wonderful Easter as well.

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  26. So cute, I love your creativity and the photo's are amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed this post. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  27. They are just over the top cute and perfect for Easter!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like them. :) Yes, they are definitely perfect for Easter.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. :P I love your description.

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  29. So cute! They look fun and totally delicious.

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    1. Thank you, Pam. Yes, these were fun and yummy!

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    1. Thanks, Lora. Glad you like them. :)

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  31. Perfect for the kids! Maybe some older ones too!

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    1. LOL...true. These are perfect for the kids....and the kids inside any grown ups. ;)

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  32. These are totally adorable Amy. Perfect for Easter!

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Glad you like these little cuties. :)

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  33. OH MY GOSH I AM DYING!! These are the CUTEST things I have seen all week. AHH I love the pictures, the presentation, aLL OF IT!! Great job!

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    1. Thank you, Brittnay. I'm glad you love these cuties. :)

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  34. So sweet. Love your bunnies and carrots.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Glad you love the bunny and carrot macs. :)

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  35. What a fun tea party! Your bunnies are just adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I'm glad you like my tea party too. :)

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  36. What a cute story! Loved the bunnies and the carrots. How did you get the shape for the bunny and carrots? I wish I was your daughter.. she's so lucky!

    You're very creative! =D

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    1. Thank you, Candice. Glad you like my little creations.

      They are pretty easy to make. I pipe the shapes of the bunnies and carrots with my macarons batter in a pastry bag with a smaller round tip than my usual around shaped macarons.

      First, pipe a "V" shape for the bunny ears and a circle under the "V" for the face. The carrots were a small triangle and a few strikes on top. Pretty simple. :)

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  37. Oh this is just the cutest story ever!!! I love everything about it.

    We always do an Easter hunt too but you really have excelled !!

    Love the macaroons and the carrots and most of all the way the bunnies popped out of the eggs :)
    Too gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Dear. I'm so glad to hear that you love my post and my creations. :) I had so much fun with this post too. Wish you and your family a wonderful Easter Weekend. :) Glad that your family love Easter Egg Hunt too. It's so much fun.

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  38. These are super adorable! And SO yummy! I love the carrots. :)

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    1. Thank you, Dorothy. Glad you love these yummy cuties. :P

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  39. What an adorable idea! These are amazing to look at and I'm guessing the flavor is equally wonderful. Such a great idea with the carrots as well.

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Glad you like my creations. Yes, they were delicious. :) Kids were so happy to see them.

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  40. So ubber cute! Love it all, the macarons especially! Your kids must have enjoyed themselves very much:D

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you love my macarons. Yes,we all had so much fun with these macs. ;)

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  41. These look amazing!!! My goodness I would buy these from you lol Such a good job on these.

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. That's so sweet of you. Wish I can send you some to try. But I'm afraid they won't last in the mail.

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  42. These are super cute and look delicious! Great idea! Perfect for Easter and Springtime! Love them!!! xo

    Dsnielle

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    1. Thank you, Danielle. I'm glad you love this idea. :)

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  43. How cute are these?! I absolutely love all the different "equipment" you've used in the pics! I'm always in awe of your photography!

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you love my creations and photography. I definitely had lots of fun creating this post as well. :)

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  44. These are amazing! Would love to come to one of your picnics! I love the little faces on the bunnies.

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    1. Thank you, Caroline. Glad you love these bunnies. :) We definitely had a fun picnic.

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  45. Wow.....very cute easter bunnies.....what a presentation....... Awesome.....
    Your l'il one looks very cute...:-)

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you love my bunnies and presentations. :)

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Glad you love my creations. :)

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  47. These are so cute! I immediately sent to my coworker who's making macrons with her daughters this weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much, Erika. Hope your coworker likes these macs. :)

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  48. Omg, I just died a little...these are tooooo cute!!

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    1. Thank you. Glad you love my creation. :P We definitely had lots of fun.

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  49. Drool...these look so good. I've only tried macaroons once and it didn't go so well, but this makes me want to try again. :)

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. OH, these are definitely worth the try again. I hope your next batch of macarons comes out perfect for you. ;)

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  50. Oh my goodness... These are unbelievable! Their faces are so expressive, I can't believe what skill went into crafting them that perfectly. Plain macarons are cute to begin with, but these are just over the top adorable!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Hannah. I'm so glad that you love these cute macs. :) My kids definitely had fun with them.

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  51. These are so cute! The dried carrots for the carrot cake version is a great idea. What a great treat to find on Easter morning.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I'm glad you like these macarons. The carrots ones are my favorite. :) Love that natural sweetness form the carrots.

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  52. OMG you are really talented! I have never been able to successfully make macarons let alone make carrot and bunny shaped ones ;)

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    1. Thank you, Daisy. I have a post with tips and tricks on how to make the perfect macarons. You might want to check that out to see if that might helps. :) Wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  53. Realmente lindos y deliciosos me encanta esta adorable receta de macarons,abrazos y abrazos.

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    1. Muchas gracias. Me alegro de que te guste mi conejito y zanahoria macaron creaciones. :) Te deseo un maravilloso weeken.

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  54. what a cute post! while the bunnies are arguably more adorable, i'd stuff those carrot cake macarons into my mouth like there was no tomorrow. :)

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    1. Thank you, Grace. Yes, the bunnies are cute, but I love the carrot flavor in the carrot macarons way better. :) So, while my kids were all over the bunnies, I gotta enjoy those carrot ones. :P

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  55. Amy, these are the cutest and the most hilarious Easter food photos I have ever seen. Your bunnies and carrots look gorgeous! I wish I had patience and dexterity to obtain such results.

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    1. Thank you, Sissi. I guess I love macarons so much I'm always looking for way to make them even more magical. :) Call me crazy macaron lady! hahaha....

      wish you and your family a wonderful weekend.

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  56. You are Macaroon queen! They are the cutest!

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you like them. hm....macaron queen, maybe not (yet). But I'm definitely heading there. hehehe....

      have a great weekend!

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  57. That is unbelievable my friend, you are a genius :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. Thank you, CCU. Glad you like my creation. I had fun making these bunnies and carrot macs.

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  58. Wow,wow,wow!!!! I crazy with your super cute Easter Bunny!!! send me some please .... :) Happy Easter day to you and your family !!!!

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    1. Thank you, Eather. I wish I can send some over...but I'm afraid they won't last in the mail. :) Wish you and your family a wonderful Easter weekend.

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  59. Wow! These are so cute! Love these - so excellent. Thanks.

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    1. thank you. :) Glad you like them. Have a great weekend.

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  60. Hola Amy vaya idea de hacer conejitos de macarons te han quedados divinos, gracias por compartir esta idea tan buena con nosotros ,,,,,un beso y otro a esa niña tan linda

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    1. Muchas gracias. Me alegro de que te gusten. Le deseamos un buen fin de semana.

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