My kitchen is not stocked with high-end baking tools but my Ikea scale seemed to [mostly] do the trick for measuring ingredients! The key with mixing the shell batter is making sure it is the correct consistency. Mindy gives some great tips for figuring out if your batter needs more folding.
Another very useful tool in Mindy's book is the CD of printable shape templates! We were going for simple and easy so we used the 2" diameter circle template. I didn't have the recommended piping tip, nor piping bags but I used my one larger circle tip and ziplock bags for piping which seemed to work okay!
More about Mindy
Mindy is an entertaining, food, and party stylist on the blog Creative Juice. She writes about how to entertain your guests and kids with style and creativity! She shares diy tutorials, recipes, tips, tricks, and ideas to make your next event detailed, personalized, and of course creative! Gourmet French Macarons was written and photographed by Mindy Cone herself!
Pumpkin macarons - on our to-do list!
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Watch the video to find out more about Mindy and how her book idea came about!
Gourmet French Macarons from TK Productions on Vimeo.
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