Saturday, February 6, 2010

Big Mac(arons)



Pure Saturday morning silliness!

Big Macs! Macaron style (Please don't sue me, McDonald's!)

I came up with this idea last night, after Not So Humble Reader Cara Mia commented that my macarons looked just like a cheeseburger t-shirt print. I almost couldn't sleep I was so excited about making cheeseburger macarons.

That's the sign of true food blogger madness, right? It has been a steady decent into foodie loony-land since I started this blog. A few weeks ago I stumbled across a 20lb bag of arborio rice for $12 and I grabbed one and ran to the cash register, cackling with glee.

Yes, cackling.

It is the Food Blogger Madness, I tell you!

So the Big Mac(arons), let me give you a quick rundown as to how they were made...



They are just my ordinary Italian meringue shells, sprinkled with a few sesame seeds. Marzipan cheese, rolled and cut from a mixture of almond paste, powdered sugar and egg-yellow food gel. Beef patty made from dark chocolate ganache (photographed before it had a chance to set). Coconut lettuce whipped up from a little sweetened flaked coconut and electric-green food coloring gel.

The result: totally silly.

Just the way I like things.

The flavor... Well the mixture of coconut, chocolate, almond, and toasted sesame is a little odd. However, the taste is made up for in pure amusement.

Enjoy!

40 comments:

  1. You're a genius at this stuff. I just love these.

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  2. Gawd I'm in love with these!

    I identify with the blogging madness, I don't even food blog and yet if I come up with a good idea I actuallyw rite memos on my phone cos I know I'll forget....then I look forward to blogging all day.

    Such a gimp! I'm glad I'm not the only one lolz!

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  3. I needed a Saturday morning laugh!

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  4. Love it! I spent a few seconds trying to figure out the cheese & lettuce before scrolling down to read the ingredients. Coconut--genius!

    To answer your question, yes, that is a sign of food-blogger madness. But, we already knew that about you. :)

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  5. You are so creative. I love visiting your blog!

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  6. Haha, those are AWESOME!! Love it :) So creative of you :) Now we just need to find a worthy macaron contest for you... You would def. win :)

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  7. Baaaarilliant. Thank you for sending the link! I posted at ediblecrafts.craftgossip in record time. Brilliant.

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  8. (oops, that's ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com, of course)

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  9. Unlike those vile little meat frisbees at McD's, I would glagly stuff these down :) Genius, as always.

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  10. LOL you are a crazy woman!!! But they are adorable!!
    P.S: I totally get the arborio rice on sale thing...LOL.. such dorks we food bloggers are! :)

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  11. This is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I am continually amazed at the incredible work you do. It's truly outstanding.

    http://reneetbouchard.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi! My first time here and I love your blog! :) This is just absolutely amazing! Looks great.

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  13. LOVE it! This is so cute! Great idea, you're a genius!

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  14. I love food play... your cookies are really a wonderful thing.... made me smile.

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  15. Very, very cute.

    I get the same reaction whenever I make macarons, but I would have never thought of this. I love it!

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  16. That's HILARIOUS. Soooo cute!

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  17. Yay! I love them! Food rarely makes me giggle - this definitely does. :)

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  18. These are adorable! If you look at Chicago restaurant moto - they had a dessert that was just like this :) Awesome. I'm in love

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  19. This is pure genius - made me smile. Fantastic idea!

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  20. These are my favourite! Tartelette's don't have burgers in them...

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  21. Amazing...always so creative!

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  22. so cute! I saw a recipe for these in one of my cookbooks but yours look way cuter with the added cheese and lettuce! nice work!

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  23. This is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! How creative you are!! I saw this on Foodgawker and couldn't help but smile- SO freaking cute!!

    -Amy
    www.singforyoursupperblog.com

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  24. AHHH...I'M IN LOVE! Fun food is the best!!! :)

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  25. waouu congratulations
    Nice work, J'adoore ^^

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  26. These are extraordinary & totally inspirational! I almost fell off my chair when I saw them at FG! One day I shall grow feet like yours, and then venture further. Thank you for sharing these!

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  27. Hahahahahahahahahaha!!! Found these thru someone else who saw them on FG. You must join us at MacTweets (http://mactweets.blogspot.com)!

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  28. i love these! will make a batch for the 3rd graders!

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