I travelled to Hong Kong in January for my dear Cousin Fiona's wedding to her new husband, Dorwin. Fiona is like a sister to me (and my sister, Bianca), so when Fiona asked if I could make some macarons for her wedding favours - purple, 200 of them, and heart shaped if possible, the answer was of course yes!
The macarons are cassis flavoured, and you can find the recipe here. I used less colouring in this batch to match the theme of the wedding.
The boxes were bought by Fiona online - very pretty and delicate (albeit a little hard to put together!). I was worried about storing them in the boxes a day beforehand as they aren't properly sealed (they have holes cut into the sides and top) but as I bit into my macaron on the night of the wedding, it was perfectly crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside (phew!). After that I could relax and enjoy the beautiful reception with delicious food and amazing views of Repulse Bay.
|The finished product|