How to Make Savory Macarons

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Savory macarons are a unique set of macarons that involve cheese, smoked salmon, or salty flavors to them.

The filling of savory macarons typically has a spreadable cheese base to them such as cream cheese or ricotta cheese.

Herbs and spices are added to the filling to create savory macarons.

How to Make Savory Macarons

What are savory macarons

Savory macarons have a salty or spicy flavor to them instead of the typical sweet macaron.

What can you top savory macaron shells with

  • poppy seeds
  • sea salt
  • dried chives
  • dried dill
  • pepper

What can savory macarons be filled with

Savory macarons can be filled with with:

  • ricotta
  • goat cheese
  • cream cheese
  • herbs – sage leaf, basil leaf
  • spices
  • smoked salmon
  • bacon

Typically a cheese that is spreadable works well for filling savory macarons because it will hold its shape after its been piped.

Spreadable cheeses like ricotta and cream cheese and it can easily be mixed with other herbs and spices to create delicious savory macarons.

What can savory macarons be filled with

6 Savory Macaron Recipe Ideas

Smoked Salmon Savory Macarons

Smoked salmon savory macarons are made with chives or dill on the tops of the macaron shells.

The filling of the smoked salmon savory macarons has a base of Boursin cheese, smoked salmon, lemon juice, chives, dill, and pepper to taste.

The filling is quite thick, therefore you can use the star piping tip to pipe the filling into a fancy design for your savory macarons.

Tomato Basil Feta Savory Macarons

Tomato basil savory macarons are made by making macaron shells, followed by a cream cheese filling.

The filling is made by creaming together cream cheese, feta cheese, basil leaves, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Diced tomatoes are folded into the cream cheese savory macaron filling.

The macarons are assembled by placing 1 macaron shell, then adding a basil leaf, the cream cheese filling, and another macaron shell to sandwich the savory macaron together.

Smoked Salmon and Wasabi Savory Macarons

Smoked salmon and wasabi savory macarons are made with a cream cheese based filling.

The wasabi powder is mixed with a small amount of water to emulsify it.

Next, the cream cheese is beaten until fluffy, and then the wasabi paste mixture is added to it.

Soy sauce, milk, and green onions are added to the cream cheese base to make this savory macaron filling.

To assemble the smoked salmon and wasabi savory macarons, the cream cheese filling is piped onto the macaron shell, and then is topped with a strip of folded smoked salmon. A small amount of cream cheese macaron filling is piped on to of the smoked salmon for the other macaron shell to hold it closed.

These macarons are not able to be frozen, and it is recommended you assemble them right before serving.

Goat Cheese Savory Macarons

Goat cheese savory macarons are made with a fig compote. The figs are chopped, heated, and then cooled.

The filling is made with mascarpone cheese, goat cheese, and black sesame seeds creamed together.

To assemble the goat cheese savory macarons, pipe a ring of the creamy goat cheese mixture around the edge of the macaron shell. Add the fig compote to the center of the macaron. Top with the other macaron shell and sandwich together.

Pimento Cheese Savory Macarons

Pimento cheese savory macarons are made with a mixing pimento cheese with heavy cream in a food processor until fully combined. You can even make your own pimento cheese at home for a more intense flavor for your savory macarons.

Bacon Savory Macarons

Bacon savory macarons are made with a buttercream based filling. Butter is creamed with powdered sugar, and then a hint of maple syrup and vanilla extract are added. Mix in chopped pieces of bacon to create your savory macaron filling. Pipe inside your macaron shells and sandwich together for a savory bacon macaron.

Savory Macaron Recipe Ideas

38 Macaron Filling Ideas

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Macarons can be filled with many different flavor combinations. Macarons can be filled with sweet, savory, chocolate, fruit or dessert fillings.

You can add your own extracts, herbs, and spices to create your own macaron fillings to fit your tasting needs once you have the base of the macaron filling decided upon.

Macaron Filling Ideas

What are macarons traditionally filled with

Macarons are traditionally filled with chocolate ganache, buttercream based fillings or jam fillings.

What type of filling is best for macarons

The best type of filling for macarons is buttercream icing.

Buttercream icing holds its shape well, and can easily be flavored with spices, extracts, zest, or cocoa powder to create flavorful fillings for macarons.

Buttercream icing will not fall down the sides of the macarons and can be thickened by adding a little more powdered sugar.

Buttercream can also be infused with tea by heating heavy cream, and then steeping tea to infuse its flavor. The steeped heavy cream is then added to butter and powdered sugar to create tea infused buttercream icings for macarons.

What type of filling is best for macarons

What’s the filling in macarons

Macarons can be filled with a variety of fillings including caramel sauce, chocolate ganache, buttercream icing, jam, cream cheese, ricotta cheese (savory macarons), goat cheese.

What are the best macaron filling flavors

The best macaron filling flavors are:

  • vanilla bean macarons
  • salted caramel macarons
  • cookies and cream macarons
  • lemon macarons
  • raspberry macarons
What are the best macaron filling flavors

Fruit Macaron Filling Ideas

Fruit macaron fillings are typically citrus flavors or berry flavors. Jam, zest, or freeze dried fruits are added to a buttercream based filling to create fruit macaron fillings.

Chocolate Macaron Filling Ideas

Chocolate macaron fillings are made by adding cocoa powder to a buttercream base, or by making a chocolate ganache. Chocolate ganache can have zest and extracts added to it to create more flavors of chocolate macarons.

Chocolate Macaron Filling Ideas

Tea Macaron Filling Ideas

Tea macarons are made with fillings that have steeped tea that has been infused into heavy cream. The heavy cream steeped tea is placed into a buttercream based icing to create tea macaron fillings.

Dessert Macaron Filling Ideas

Dessert macaron fillings are made with a buttercream base or caramel sauce. Some of them include marshmallows in the center of the macaron, or crushed candies to create a flavorful dessert macaron filling.

  • creme brulee macarons
  • pistachio macarons
  • vanilla bean macarons
  • espresso macarons
  • salted caramel macarons
  • candy cane macarons
  • dulce de leche macarons
  • hazelnut macarons
  • apricot walnut macarons
  • chocolate hazelnut macarons
  • S’more macarons
  • eggnog macarons
  • champagne macarons
  • tiramisu macarons
  • cotton candy macarons
dessert macaron filling ideas

Savory Macaron Filling Ideas

Savory macarons are filled with a cheese or butter base to them.

Many savory macarons are made with a ricotta, goat cheese or cream cheese base to them, with herbs and spices added to them.

Typically a cheese that is spreadable works well for filling savory macarons because it will hold its shape after its been piped, and it can easily be mixed with other herbs and spices to create delicious savory macarons.

How to fill macarons

Macarons are filled by fitting a piping bag with a piping tip of at least 1/4″ in thickness.

If you want the macaron filling to have a fancy edge to it, select the star tip or closed star nozzle. They will create a beautiful edging to your macaron fillings.

Fill the piping bag with macaron filling.

Twist the end of the bag while holding the tip to the ceiling. Cut the tip of the piping bag and push the nozzle to the end. Twist the bag until filling starts coming to the edge of the nozzle.

Squeeze the top of the piping bag with your fingers to evenly distribute the macaron filling on the macaron shells.

If you’re using 2 fillings, pipe the ring around the macaron edge first (usually buttercream icing).

Next fill the center of the macaron filling inside the ring you just piped. The center filling could be caramel sauce, jam, etc. The ring of more solid icing will hold the runnier filling inside the macaron, and will not leak out.

If you’re filling the macaron with only 1 filling, pipe the outside ring first, and end in the center of the macaron. Make you use test to see how full you are filling your macarons. Add the other shell on top to see how much filling is showing. If you want more filling showing, add another layer of macaron filling.

How to fill macarons

Can you fill Macarons the next day

You can store unfilled macaron shells in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

You can fill macarons anytime in the next 5 days after baking the shells.

Once you have filled your macarons, place them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

If you’re wanting your macarons to last longer, place them in an airtight container for up to 1 month in the freezer.

How to make buttercream macaron filling

Classic buttercream macaron filling is made with 1 cup of butter, 4-5 cups of powdered sugar, 1/4 cup of heavy cream or milk, pinch of salt, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract.

This makes a large batch of buttercream macaron filling. You can split it up into 3 different flavorings.

By having the base of macaron buttercream filling, you can add different flavorings to change it from vanilla buttercream into the flavoring you want.

You can add:

  • 2 tbsp of jam filling
  • 1-2 tsp of spices
  • 1 tbsp of zest
  • 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of espresso or coffee (you’ll need to add more powdered sugar to thicken the icing back up again)
  • crushed cookies (1/4 cup)
  • 1-2 tbsps cookie crumbs
  • 1-2 tsp of extract

Create your own buttercream macaron filling using these modifiers for your own favorite macaron filling.

7 Fall Macaron Flavors

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Fall macaron flavors come in different tastes from sweet to savory. Fall macaron flavors are made with pumpkin spice, cream cheese, apples, caramel, cinnamon and chai tea.

Fall macarons can be made with a flavored outer shell, such as adding cinnamon, freeze dried apples, or vanilla beans.

A few of the autumn macaron flavors include 2 center fillings to give them a burst of flavor.

Pumpkin Spice Macarons

Pumpkin spice macarons are made with a flavored outer shell. The outer shell has all-spice, cloves, and nutmeg mixed into the almond batter to give the macarons the “spiced” part of pumpkin spice. The pumpkin spice macaron filling is made with a butter cream base. Pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg are added to the buttercream filling. When assembling the macarons, the filling is a ring of pumpkin spice macaron filling, and then the center is a small amount of caramel sauce. These pumpkin spice macarons have a little bit of a sweet finish with the caramel sauce center.

Caramel Apple Macarons

Caramel apple macarons are made with an apple flavored outer shell. Granny smith apples are freeze dried, and then blended in a food processor to get a fine apple flavored powder. The powder is places into the almond flour base and mixed into the macaron shell. Once the batter has been made and piped, a sprinkle of apple powder is dusted on the tops of the macarons to let them dry into the macaron shells. The center filling is made with making a caramel sauce. There is an option of making the caramel sauce into a salted caramel sauce if desired.

caramel-apple-macarons-to-celebrate-fall

Apple Pie Macarons

Apple pie macarons are made with an apple sauce filling and a cream cheese icing. The apple sauce filling is made with apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. The sauce is thickened and cooled prior to piping. The cream cheese icing is vanilla flavored. The cream cheese icing is piped around the edges of the macaron to make a ring. The apple sauce is placed in the center of the macaron. These macarons have a spiced apple and cream cheese flavor, creating apple pie tasting macarons.

Pumpkin Macarons

Pumpkin macarons are made with a flavored pumpkin outer shell. The outer shell is flavored with pumpkin spice bakery emulsion. An emulsion is similar to an extract in that it gives the flavor to the baked good. The filling is made with a buttercream flavored with pumpkin puree and cinnamon for the perfect fall macaron treat.

Chai Tea Macarons

Chai tea macarons are made with a hint of cinnamon in their outer shells. The filling of the chai tea macarons is made by heating heavy cream with chai tea. The tea is left to steep for 30 minutes to infuse the chai flavors into the heavy cream. The cream is strained, and then poured into a stand mixer with butter and powdered sugar. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, vanilla extract, and ginger are added to create the chai buttercream filling for these chai tea macarons.

Cinnamon Roll Macarons

Cinnamon roll macarons are made with cinnamon and nutmeg in their outer shells. The center filling is made with a cream cheese buttercream icing. To add a little bit more sweetness, there is a caramel sauce filling to the center filling as well.

Orange and Dark Chocolate Macarons

Orange and dark chocolate macarons are made with a vanilla bean outer shell. The center filling is a orange zest infused dark chocolate ganache. Orange dark chocolate macarons have a rich and citrus flavor. The outer shell is colored with orange gel food coloring or powdered food coloring to give it the vibrant orange color against the dark chocolate filling color.

14 Ways on How to Use Almond Butter

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Almond butter is a sticky, thick sauce that you can use as the base for foods like a dipping sauce, salad dressing, granola bars, or on top of toast.

It’s a versatile sauce that you can use in most dishes where you would use peanut butter.

Almond butter is smooth, but has substance to it. It has a grainy taste that goes well with fruit, salads, and meat dishes.

Ways on How to Use Almond Butter

Almond Butter Satay Sauce

Almond butter satay sauce can be used to dip your favorite chicken or beef into. You can also use almond butter satay sauce for a buddha bowl, in a wrap, or over noddles.

Apples with Almond Butter

Almond butter has more of a liquid consistency, therefore it’s better to dip sliced apples into almond butter for a snack. If you try to smear almond butter on the apple, it’s likely to fall off due to it’s makeup. Stick to a dipping almond butter.

Balsamic Almond Butter Dressing

Balsamic almond butter dressing is a tangy, vegan salad dressing. It can be served used over an apple walnut salad, kale salad, or over Brussel sprouts. Balsamic almond butter would go well over a simple green salad as well.

Celery with Almond Butter

Celery can be dipped into almond butter for a crunchy textured snack. Celery has a circular center, which will hold almond butter nicely in the center of it. You can also add raisins or chocolate chips to it for even more flavor.

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond butter chocolate chip cookies only have 5 ingredients, and are made without flour or butter. Almond butter acts as the base for the cookies to combine the dough together. Almond butter gives the cookies a hint of nut flavor, and go well with the chocolate to make for a delicious cookie!

Toast with Almond Butter and Sliced Bananas

Almond butter goes well topped on toast. Add a few sliced bananas and a drizzle of honey to finish off this satisfying snack or quick breakfast.

Almond Butter Banana Oatmeal

Almond butter banana oatmeal is made with granola, walnuts, maple syrup, and cinnamon. It’s a filling breakfast in the morning with a touch of nuts and a hint of cinnamon flavor. Oatmeal is fairly plain on its own, so adding almond butter and bananas makes oatmeal much more enjoyable and flavorful.

Bananas with Almond Butter

Bananas can be dipped into almond butter to coat them in a delicious almond flavor. Since almond butter has protein in it, it’s a more filling snack than just having a banana as a snack.

Breaded Cauliflower with Almond Butter Sauce

To make this breaded cauliflower, the cauliflower is dipped in eggs, and then breaded with bread crumbs and flour. The cauliflower is baked and then served with an almond butter sauce. The sauce is made with ginger, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes and almond butter which gives the sauce an acidic, and spicy flavor to it.

Toast with Almond Butter and Honey

Almond butter can be used to put on toast. Honey can be drizzled on top of the almond butter to give it more of a sweet flavor, instead of a neutral taste of just almond butter.

Berry Almond Butter Smoothie

Berry almond butter smoothie is made by combining frozen fruit, water, spinach. hemp seeds, a banana and almond butter in a blender. The banana thickens the smoothie, while the spinach and almond butter add the protein to the smoothie making it quite filling.

Crackers with Almond Butter

Almond butter can be spooned onto crackers for a crispy snack. For a but more flavor, top it with nuts or raisins.

Almond Butter Granola Bars

Almond butter granola bars are the perfect breakfast food or snack to make at home. Almond butter and honey act as the “glue” to stick all of the ingredients together to make the granola bar. The almond butter granola bar has nuts, rolled oats, and a hint of cocoa powder in them for a chocolatey granola bar to enjoy.

Strawberries with Almond Butter

Strawberries have a sweet flavor, and combined with neutral almond butter makes this snack and delicious flavor combination. Dip strawberries into almond butter for a fast snack on the go.

4 Sophisticated Appetizers to Make for a Cocktail Party

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Sophisticated appetizers are high end appetizers for parties that you want to be striking for your guests.

You only need to spend about 20 minutes preparing each of the following appetizers.

Feel free to add your own touch to the appetizers – red pepper jelly, Thai basil, fig jam, etc.

The most important thing to remember, is the presentation of your appetizers.

Place them on a clean white place to let the colors of appetizer pop through. Serving them on a colored or “busy” plate will take away from their eye catching look to them.

People eat with their eyes first, then their mouths.

Each of the appetizers have powerful flavors that will take your breath away.

Sophisticated Appetizers to Make for a Cocktail Party

Easy Prosciutto Appetizer to Make Ahead of Time

You can make this appetizer ahead of time by arranging your artisan crackers on a serving plate.

Top the specialty crackers with a slice of brie cheese, fresh basil, prosciutto, and arugula.

Once you’re ready to serve your appetizer, top with a drizzle of honey and balsamic reduction.

Easy Prosciutto Appetizer to Make Ahead of Time


Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted cherry tomato bruschetta is one of the most flavorful appetizers you can serve.

Bruschetta is a restaurant style appetizer with a combination of roasted tomatoes, garlic, and homemade crostinis.

Bruschetta is best made right before serving, and is topped with balsamic reduction to give the appetizer a bit of a sweet finish to it.

roasted cherry tomato bruschetta

Pesto Bread Appetizer

Pesto bread appetizer is twisted bread with fresh parmesan cheese and pesto.

It’s best to use fresh pesto for your pesto bread appetizer. Fresh pesto has much more flavor and is less oily than store bought.

Pesto bread appetizer is a tasty, cheesy bread that can be sliced to serve as an appetizer. It’s unique shape and incredible flavor will be sure to impress your guests.

Pesto Bread Appetizer

Raw Apple Appetizer

Slice a baguette, and top the sliced with olive oil. Broil the slices to create your own crostinis.

The baguette has a layer of fig jam, fresh basil, a slice of apple, and prosciutto.

Drizzle with a bit of balsamic reduction for a finished look to your sophisticated appetizer.

raw apple appetizer

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe with Cream Cheese and Green Onions

You can make a cheese ball in about 20 minutes, plus time for it to chill in the fridge ~1 hour.

The cheese ball base is made of cream cheese. Worcester sauce, fresh parsley, garlic powder, oregano, green onions, salt and pepper are added to the cream cheese base and are mixed together using a hand mixer.

Finally, the cheese is added to make the cheese ball.

To finish off the outer layer of the cheese ball, it is rolled in walnuts.

Serve the cheese ball with crackers or bread.

Cheese balls are a popular appetizer that are a specialty food usually served at Christmas parties.

What are fancy appetizers called

Fancy appetizers are called hors d’oeuvres. Hors d’oeuvres refers to a light snack served prior to a meal. Specialty appetizers are served at cocktail hour for a wedding, or during a elegant evening party.

Make your own quick elegant appetizers that will mesmerize your guests with flavor and presentation.

You don’t need to spend a ton of time making appetizers that will be impressive to your guests.

All of the appetizers listed above take about 20 minutes to prepare, and will astound your guests.

10 Creme Brulee Flavors to Taste

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Creme brulee is one of the most divine desserts you can taste. Creme brulee is made by making a custard, and then baking it in the oven.

What makes creme brulee such a unique dessert is it has a caramelized sugar layer on top of the sugar. A thick sugar layer is sprinkled on top the custard, and then a torch is used to melt the sugar into a layer that is solidifies.

The solid sugar layer is made right before serving so it stays hard. When you take your first spoonful from the dessert, you’ll have to break through the caramelized sugar through to the custard.

The golden crusted sugar combined with the custard layer makes this dessert one of the most rich after dinner treats you can eat.

Vanilla Creme Brulee

Vanilla creme brulee is made with vanilla beans infused into a custard. The custard is made by infusing both the vanilla beans scraped from the inside, and the pod into the heavy cream. The vanilla flavors combine with the cream over a heat source to create the mesmerizing vanilla flavor of creme brulee. The hot cream is tempered with eggs, and then baked in the oven. Once the cream brulees have cooled down and been chilled, they are topped with a layer of sugar. The sugar is melted to create a thin layer of hardened sugar using a kitchen torch right before serving.

Creme Brulee Flavors

Ferrero Rocher Creme Brulee

Ferrero Rocher creme brulee is made by making a chocolate custard as the base flavor. Once the creme brulee has had the top sugar solidified, bits of Ferrero Rochers are topped onto the creme brulee. With the heat from the sugar, the chocolate should melt, making the flavor combination tantalizing.

Creme Brulee Flavors

Lavender Creme Brulee

Lavender creme brulee is made by adding culinary lavender pieces to the heavy cream while it’s warming up. The lavender flavor infuses into the cream, giving the creme brulee a hint of lavender flavor. Lavender tastes unique in that is has floral notes.

Salted Caramel Creme Brulee

Salted caramel creme brulee is made by infusing salted caramel sauce and vanilla beans in the custard while it’s warming up to temperature. Salted caramel is a unique flavor due to its sweet flavor and salty finish. It’s one of the best flavors of cremebrulee you can taste.

Chocolate Creme Brulee

Chocolate creme brulee has a rich and creamy flavor to it. It is made from vanilla bean extract, cocoa powder, and has semi-sweet chocolate melted into the custard. The melted chocolate gives the creme brulee the decadent chocolate flavor. You can top your chocolate creme brulee with a few chocolate shavings if desired for a beautiful finished look to it.

Irish Coffee Creme Brulee

Irish coffee creme brulee is made with vanilla bean paste, freshly brewed espresso, and Irish Whiskey. Irish coffee creme brulee has a strong coffee flavor that has a whiskey finish to it. Irish whiskey has a distinct caramel and oakiness flavor which lingers on your palette for a special creme brulee treat. Irish coffee creme brulee would be best served on St. Patrick’s day or around Christmas time.

Coffee Creme Brulee

Coffee creme brulee is made with vanilla beans and espresso powder. You could also use fresh espresso to give your coffee creme brulee a stronger flavor to it. Coffee creme brulee tastes similar to a sweet vanilla latte in dessert form! Your guests would love to try coffee creme brulee given its special flavor.

Maple Bourbon Creme Brulee

Maple bourbon creme brulee is made with maple syrup and bourbon infused into a vanilla custard. The sweetness of the maple syrup combined with bourbon gives this creme brulee a hint of caramel, vanilla, and oak notes.

Pineapple Creme Brulee

Pineapple creme brulee is made by cooking the pineapple with a bit of water and brown sugar. Once the pineapple has caramelized with the brown sugar, it is pureed using a food processor. The pineapple is added, along with lemon zest for a citrus flavored pineapple creme brulee.

Coconut Creme Brulee

Coconut creme brulee is made with coconut extract and coconut milk. The coconut milk is heated and added to the eggs to create the custard. Once the mixture is removed from the heat source, coconut extract is added to the custard to give the coconut creme brulee a stronger coconut flavor for this dessert.

How to Make Cookies and Cream Milkshake without Oreos

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Making a cookies and cream milkshake only uses 2 ingredients, and can be made in a couple of minutes. Cookies and cream milkshakes are thick, creamy, and decadent. You’ll love drinking them on a hot summer’s day.

How to Make Cookies and Cream Milkshake without Oreos

To make a cookies and cream milkshake without using Oreo’s, you’ll need a few items before beginning:

  • cookies and cream ice cream
  • milk
  • blender
  1. Set up your blender and add 2 scoops of ice cream to the blender for each drink you are planning on making. You should add about 1/2-3/4 cup of cookies and cream ice cream for each person.
  2. Pour in 1/3 cup of milk to the blender for each drink you are making.
  3. Add 3 ice cubes for each cookies and cream milkshake you are blending.
  4. Blend together.
  5. If it’s too thick, pour more milk into the blender and blend together. If the cookies and cream milkshake is too thin, add more ice cream to your blender. Adjust as needed.
  6. Pour your cookies and cream milkshake into a glass and serve immediately.

How do you make a thick milkshake

A thick milkshake needs to be made with ice cream. Ice cream that is full fat, and made with real cream will give you a much thicker milkshake than using a low fat ice cream.

Milk should be used sparingly, only to make the milkshake a liquid consistency. If you have put too much milk in your milkshake, add more ice cream to thicken the milkshake.

If you want your milkshake to be extra creamy, substitute the milk for heavy cream. Heavy cream is more viscous than milk, therefore it will make your milkshake as thick as possible.

How do you make a thick milkshake

How long do you blend a milkshake for

You should blend a milkshake for 1-1.5 minutes until the consistency is thick but has some liquid, enough to pour into a glass.

Sometimes you need to adjust the milkshake, if it’s too thin you need to add more ice cream. If your milkshake it too thick, you need to add milk.

The final blending of the milkshake should be about 60-90 seconds to make sure the components of your milkshake have fully combined.

How long do you blend a milkshake for

How do you thicken a milkshake without ice cream

You can thicken a milkshake without ice cream by adding a banana to your milkshake. Blended bananas create a thick substance that blend well with other ingredients. You can create your milkshake without ice cream by using ice, bananas, and fruit.

How to Make Cookies and Cream Milkshake without Oreos

How to Paint Macarons Gold

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Painting macarons gold is easy and simple to do once you have the right tools. Gold macarons present beautifully on a table just by themselves. They are a more fancy macaron than one that is just plain. Gold macarons stand out and are quite eye catching for your guests.

How to Paint Macarons Gold

To paint macarons gold, you’ll need a few items before you begin:

  1. Place a pinch of gold powdered food coloring in a small jar to “make” your paint in.
  2. Add a couple of drops of almond extract to your jar.
  3. Mix the jar of almond extract and gold powdered food coloring together. Now you’ve made your paint for your gold macarons. If your gold paint dries out while you’re working with it, add a few more drops of almond extract.
  4. Using a food safe paint brush, dip your paint brush into your newly made gold paint.
  5. Hold your macaron on a steady surface, and paint your gold paint on top of your macaron where desired. You can even paint the entire macaron in gold paint if you want to. Avoid the icing portion of the macaron, and only paint the shell to make the icing stand out on the macaron. Don’t push too hard on the surface of the macaron shell as it is quite delicate to work with.
  6. Let the macarons dries fully for about 10 minutes.
  7. Store the macarons in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days after baking them.
How to Paint Macarons Gold

What can you use gold macarons for

Gold macarons can be used at:

  • a new year’s party
  • baby shower
  • bridal shower
  • bachelorette party
  • cocktail hour
  • dessert bar

Gold macarons are one of the most fancy macarons you can serve to your guests. They are easy to make once you have the macarons filled and ready to be painted. If you are wanting to paint the entire macaron gold, use the biggest food safe paintbrush you have to save yourself time. Gold macarons will store well in the freezer for up to 1 month, or up to 3 days in the fridge.

22 Fall Wedding Cake Flavors

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Fall wedding cake flavors have more of a spiced, chocolate, heavier, and creamy flavor than summer wedding cake flavors. Fall wedding cake flavors lack the fruity, and airy type of wedding cakes you would see in early spring and summer.

Fall wedding cake flavors come many different shapes, sizes, and have different components than just a regular cake. Some of them have puff pastry for layers instead of cake. Many of them have caramel and chocolate as base flavors, than the typical vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.

How to pick a fall wedding cake flavor

Pick a day to go to see your wedding cake baker. They will arrange for you to taste test usually 3 different types of cakes. Some of the wedding cake bakers even let you try their cake fillings, so you can mix and match your cake bases and fillings to make it completely your own.

1. Mille Feuille Cake

Mille Feuille cake is made by baking puff pastry into sheets. The sheets are stacked in layers. In between the layers are vanilla pastry cream. The vanilla pastry is made by adding vanilla beans, and infusing the pod into the pastry cream. Mille Feuille cake is topped with royal icing and melted bittersweet dark chocolate. Mille Feuille has specific lines of chocolate that are made with a sharp knife, creating beautiful lines on the top of the cake.

Fall Wedding Cake Flavors

2. Cookies and cream cake 

Cookies and cream cake is made by adding cocoa powder and coffee to cake. The cake is made with buttermilk, making it extra creamy. The cookies and cream cake is iced with a cookie Italian buttercream frosting.

3. Caramel chocolate cake

Caramel chocolate cake is made by creating a chocolate cake using cocoa powder. The caramel chocolate cake is iced using a salted caramel infused icing with a touch of chocolate using cocoa powder. The layers are assembled by adding salted caramel sauce, and salted caramel chocolate icing in between the chocolate cake.

4. Black forest cake

Black forest cake is made by baking a cake with cocoa powder and coffee infused into it. The cake layers are then soaked in a cherry syrup. In between the cherry soaked chocolate layers of cake, are whipped cream and cherries. The cake is covered in whipped cream on its exterior, and chocolate shavings are added to the sides of the cake.

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5. Vanilla buttercream cake

Vanilla buttercream cake is made by baking a vanilla cake with buttermilk. In between the layers are vanilla buttercream icing. Alternatively, you could ice the cake with vanilla buttercream, and in between the layers you could make vanilla custard.

6. Cookie dough cake

Cookie dough cake is made by baking a cake using vanilla and Greek yogurt at its base. The cookie dough is made using a recipe that does not have eggs in it. The cookie dough is made with mini chocolate chips, as to not be too overwhelming in the cake. The cookies are shaped, chilled, and gently placed into the cake, and then the cake is baked. The rest of the cookie dough is shaped again so it’s flat and chilled. This will act as the top of the cake and will be crumbled to look like mini bits of cookie dough. In between the layers of cookie dough cake, is cookie dough frosting. Cookie dough frosting is made by adding a little bit of flour, brown sugar and mini chocolate chips. The brown sugar gives the look of cookie dough by turning it a golden brown color. Covering the cake on the top is chocolate ganache with the bits of cookie dough crumbled on top.

7. Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake is made with cocoa powder and espresso powder. The cake is iced using chocolate buttercream which is made with cocoa powder and espresso powder infused into it. Chocolate cake is a very rich and heavy dessert.

8. Hazelnut chocolate cake

Hazelnut chocolate cake is made with cocoa powder and it uses hazelnut flour at its base. In between the layers of cake is hazelnut spread and cocoa powder infused icing. The hazelnut buttercream icing is coated around the cake, with the option of adding hazelnut meringues to the top as well.

9. Vanilla chai cake

Vanilla chai cake is made by adding chai spice to a vanilla cake base. Chai spice includes cinnamon. ginger, cardamom, allspice, and cloves. Vanilla chai cake is iced with vanilla and chai spiced buttercream icing.

10. S’more cake

S’more cake is made by adding allspice, cinnamon, and brown sugar to a vanilla cake base. In between the layers of S’more cake is chocolate buttercream and homemade marshmallows. The chocolate buttercream is made by adding melted chocolate to buttercream frosting. On top of the two fillings is a mixture of spices and crumbled graham crackers. The cake is topped with more homemade marshmallows and torched to give it a “fired” look to it.

11. Peanut butter cake

Peanut butter cake is made by adding peanut butter and chopped peanut butter cups to complete the cake base. The peanut butter icing is made by adding whipped cream and peanut butter to buttercream. Peanut butter cake has the icing covering the entire cake and topping with a few peanut butter cups.

12. Lavender lemon cake with white chocolate buttercream

Lavender cake is made by adding culinary lavender to a vanilla buttermilk cake base. Lemon curd fills the layers of the cake. The white chocolate buttercream is made by adding melted vanilla chocolate to a buttercream base. This frosting covers the lavender lemon cake, making it very flavorful and light.

13. Coffee cake 

Coffee cake is made by adding instant coffee to a buttermilk cake base. In between the layers of cake is apricot jam. The coffee layer cake is covered in coffee buttercream icing, which is made by adding instant coffee to buttercream icing.

14. Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

Carrot cake is made by adding shavings of carrots, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon to a vanilla cake base. Carrot cake is also made with applesauce and brown sugar, giving it a caramelized carrot flavor. Carrot cake is covered in cream cheese icing from top to bottom.

15. Chocolate mousse cake

Chocolate cake is made by adding instant coffee and cocoa powder to a buttermilk cake base. The next layer is the chocolate mousse, which is made by adding gelatin to warm heavy cream and chocolate. The gelatin helps to stabilize the chocolate mousse for using it in a cake. The chocolate mousse cake is topped with chocolate ganache to give it a rich chocolatey flavor.

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16. Red velvet cake

Red velvet cake is made by adding cocoa powder and red food coloring to a vanilla cake base. The cake is covered in cream cheese icing for a fluffy and rich cake flavoring.

17. Almond amaretto cake

Almond amaretto cake is made by adding almond extract and amaretto to a vanilla cake base. The cake is covered top to bottom is amaretto infused buttercream frosting. To add a bit of decoration, you can add some sliced toasted almonds on the top of the cake.

18. Chantilly cake

Chantilly cake is made by first baking a vanilla cake base. A Chantilly cake has a unique frosting that is made by combining whipped cream, mascarpone cheese and cream cheese together to a buttercream frosting base. The layers of cake are made by creating a berry syrup, such as raspberry syrup, and then placing the unique cream frosting on top of the syrup. Fresh berries are place into the cream frosting, making this beautiful and colorful layered cake. Some of the berries that are too large, like strawberries, are cut in half to have an even layered cake. When the Chantilly cake is sliced, you can see the colorful red and blue berries throughout the layered cake. The Chantilly cake is covered in the cream frosting all over the sides and top of the cake. Chantilly cake is usually topped with a few fresh berries, giving it an eye catching look to it.

19. Irish cream cake

Irish cream cake is made by adding Irish cream and cocoa powder to a buttermilk vanilla cake base. In between the layers of cake is Irish cream infused whipped cream. The cake is covered in Irish cream flavored buttercream icing. Using the drip method, chocolate ganache is dripped from the top of the cake down the sides of the Irish cream cake.

20. Mocha cake with toffee bits

Mocha cake is made by adding coffee and cocoa powder to a vanilla cake base. Toasted pecans and toffee bits are added to the cake to be baked into the cake only on the top of the batter. The cake is covered in mocha buttercream icing, which is made by adding coffee and cocoa powder to a vanilla buttercream icing. The cake is topped with a few more toasted pecans and toffee bits for added decoration and flavor.

21. Ombre cake

An ombre cake can be a combination of icing colors or cake colored layers going from dark to light. An ombre cake is eye catching and unique. The colors are made by adding more or less food coloring to change the colors of the cake or icing.

22. Dulce de leche cake

Dulce de leche cake is made by adding caramel sauce to a vanilla cake base. The cake slices are soaked with a combination of condensed milk and whipping cream, making the cake extra sweet. The layers of the cake are filled with caramel flavored whipped cream. Toasted hazelnuts are added on top of the whip cream layers to give the cake an added crunch. The cake is covered in dulce de leche whipped cream.

What to put on top of a fall wedding cake

  • eucalyptus clippings
  • white roses
  • raspberries
  • maple leaves
  • cinnamon sticks
  • berries dipped in sugar

Picking your fall wedding cake flavor is a difficult decision, and you won’t be able to please everyone. Try to taste test at least 2-4 flavors of wedding cakes before deciding. Fall weddings have a special rustic, golden glow about them. They’re a special time to get married, and your fall wedding cake will finish off the night to your perfect big day!

25 Types of Summer Wedding Cake Flavors

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Summer wedding cake flavors are light, airy, fruity, and decadent. It’s best to try to pick a type of wedding cake that will fit the theme of your wedding.

If you’re going for more of a rustic theme to your wedding, a black forest cake or carrot cake will be the perfect cake flavor for your wedding.

If you’re going for more of a modern, princess theme for your wedding cake, a classic vanilla buttercream cake, or red velvet cake would go well for your wedding cake flavor.

How to choose a wedding cake flavor

Wedding cake bakers will have you taste test your cake beforehand for a small fee. It’s worth the extra bit of money to try out your cake before you commit to it.

Since a wedding cake can only be one flavor, the other option is to select 1-2 flavors for wedding cupcakes instead. If you’re having trouble picking a single flavor, opting for the cupcakes with multiple flavors will be a better option for you.

One thing to remember about selecting your wedding cake, is that not everyone will love it. That’s ok!

Also, many people may be full from dinner, and can’t possibly eat another bite.

Make sure to bring a large airtight container for your extra cake to bring home. You can place it in the freezer and eat it when you like.

1. Lemon raspberry cake

Lemon raspberry cake is made by infusing lemon juice and lemon zest into a cake recipe, and then adding a few frozen raspberries. The cake has the raspberries throughout, giving it a beautiful look of yellow and red. The colors are vibrant when you cut the cake. Lemon raspberry cake is coated in lemon infused cream cheese icing. Lemon raspberry cake is satisfying and light.

2. Cookies and cream cake 

Cookies and cream cake is made by adding cocoa powder and coffee to cake. The cake is made with buttermilk, making it extra creamy. The cookies and cream cake is iced with a cookie Italian buttercream frosting.

3. Caramel chocolate cake

Caramel chocolate cake is made by creating a chocolate cake using cocoa powder. The caramel chocolate cake is iced using a salted caramel infused icing with a touch of chocolate using cocoa powder. The layers are assembled by adding salted caramel sauce, and salted caramel chocolate icing in between the chocolate cake.

4. Black forest cake

Black forest cake is made by baking a cake with cocoa powder and coffee infused into it. The cake layers are then soaked in a cherry syrup. In between the cherry soaked chocolate layers of cake, are whipped cream and cherries. The cake is covered in whipped cream on its exterior, and chocolate shavings are added to the sides of the cake.

5. Vanilla buttercream cake

Vanilla buttercream cake is made by baking a vanilla cake with buttermilk. In between the layers are vanilla buttercream icing. Alternatively, you could ice the cake with vanilla buttercream, and in between the layers you could make vanilla custard.

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6. White chocolate raspberry cake

White chocolate raspberry cake is made by adding chopped white chocolate to a vanilla based cake. In between the layers is a thin smear of raspberry jam and white chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream.

7. Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake is made with cocoa powder and espresso powder. The cake is iced using chocolate buttercream which is made with cocoa powder and espresso powder infused into it. Chocolate cake is a very rich and heavy dessert.

8. Hazelnut chocolate cake

Hazelnut chocolate cake is made with cocoa powder and it uses hazelnut flour at its base. In between the layers of cake is hazelnut spread and cocoa powder infused icing. The hazelnut buttercream icing is coated around the cake, with the option of adding hazelnut meringues to the top as well.

9. Lemon poppy seed cake

Lemon poppy seed cake is made by lemon juice, lemon zest, and poppy seeds to a vanilla cake base. The cake is iced with a lemon cream cheese frosting.

10. Lemon and elderflower cake

Lemon and elderflower cake is made by adding lemon juice and elderflower cordial to a vanilla cake base. The cake is filled with lemon curd in between the layers. The cake is iced topped to bottom with elderflower buttercream frosting.

11. Orange and cream cake

Orange and cream cake is made by adding orange zest to a buttermilk cake base. The cake is filled with cream cheese and whipped cream filling, infused with orange juice and orange zest. The cake is covered with orange zest flavored whipped cream.

11. Lavender lemon cake with white chocolate buttercream

Lavender cake is made by adding culinary lavender to a vanilla buttermilk cake base. Lemon curd fills the layers of the cake. The white chocolate buttercream is made by adding melted vanilla chocolate to a buttercream base. This frosting covers the lavender lemon cake, making it very flavorful and light.

12. Coffee cake 

Coffee cake is made by adding instant coffee to a buttermilk cake base. In between the layers of cake is apricot jam. The coffee layer cake is covered in coffee buttercream icing, which is made by adding instant coffee to buttercream icing.

13. Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

Carrot cake is made by adding shavings of carrots, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon to a vanilla cake base. Carrot cake is also made with applesauce and brown sugar, giving it a caramelized carrot flavor. Carrot cake is covered in cream cheese icing from top to bottom.

14. Chocolate mousse cake

Chocolate cake is made by adding instant coffee and cocoa powder to a buttermilk cake base. The next layer is the chocolate mousse, which is made by adding gelatin to warm heavy cream and chocolate. The gelatin helps to stabilize the chocolate mousse for using it in a cake. The chocolate mousse cake is topped with chocolate ganache to give it a rich chocolatey flavor.

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15. Red velvet cake

Red velvet cake is made by adding cocoa powder and red food coloring to a vanilla cake base. The cake is covered in cream cheese icing for a fluffy and rich cake flavoring.

16. White chocolate raspberry cake

White chocolate raspberry cake is made by baking a vanilla cake base. The cake is filled with raspberry and lemon sugar sauce. The cake is covered in white chocolate buttercream which is made by adding melted white chocolate to buttercream icing.

17. Lemon velvet cake

Lemon velvet cake is made by adding lemon zest and lemon extract to a buttermilk vanilla cake base. Lemon velvet cake is iced using lemon extract and lemon zest infused buttercream icing.

18. Chantilly cake

Chantilly cake is made by first baking a vanilla cake base. A Chantilly cake has a unique frosting that is made by combining whipped cream, mascarpone cheese and cream cheese together to a buttercream frosting base. The layers of cake are made by creating a berry syrup, such as raspberry syrup, and then placing the unique cream frosting on top of the syrup. Fresh berries are place into the cream frosting, making this beautiful and colorful layered cake. Some of the berries that are too large, like strawberries, are cut in half to have an even layered cake. When the Chantilly cake is sliced, you can see the colorful red and blue berries throughout the layered cake. The Chantilly cake is covered in the cream frosting all over the sides and top of the cake. Chantilly cake is usually topped with a few fresh berries, giving it an eye catching look to it.

19. Irish cream cake

Irish cream cake is made by adding Irish cream and cocoa powder to a buttermilk vanilla cake base. In between the layers of cake is Irish cream infused whipped cream. The cake is covered in Irish cream flavored buttercream icing. Using the drip method, chocolate ganache is dripped from the top of the cake down the sides of the Irish cream cake.

20. Mocha cake with toffee bits

Mocha cake is made by adding coffee and cocoa powder to a vanilla cake base. Toasted pecans and toffee bits are added to the cake to be baked into the cake only on the top of the batter. The cake is covered in mocha buttercream icing, which is made by adding coffee and cocoa powder to a vanilla buttercream icing. The cake is topped with a few more toasted pecans and toffee bits for added decoration and flavor.

21. Ombre cake

An ombre cake can be a combination of icing colors or cake colored layers going from dark to light. An ombre cake is eye catching and unique. The colors are made by adding more or less food coloring to change the colors of the cake or icing.

22. Dulce de leche cake

Dulce de leche cake is made by adding caramel sauce to a vanilla cake base. The cake slices are soaked with a combination of condensed milk and whipping cream, making the cake extra sweet. The layers of the cake are filled with caramel flavored whipped cream. Toasted hazelnuts are added on top of the whip cream layers to give the cake an added crunch. The cake is covered in dulce de leche whipped cream.

23. Champagne cake with strawberry buttercream

Champagne cake is made by adding champagne, strawberry extract, and chopped strawberries to a vanilla cake base. The cake layers have a thin layer of champagne infused syrup. The cake has small holes poked in it to have the champagne syrup seep into the cake, making it a little sweeter with more champagne flavor. The cake is filled with layers of cream cheese icing, made with whipped cream, strawberry extract and strawberry purée. The cake is covered top to bottom in champagne buttercream frosting, with added strawberry extract and strawberry purée. The cake has a light pink color to the frosting from the strawberries. When the cake is cut, it has the chopped strawberries popping with color throughout the layered pink cake.

24. Banana cream cake

Banana cream cake is made by adding bananas to a vanilla cake base. Banana cream cake is filled with vanilla pastry cream. Banana cream cake is frosted with banana buttercream icing. Banana buttercream icing is made with banana extract to buttercream frosting. You could add food coloring to the icing if you wanted it to have a hint of yellow in it. The sides of the cake have crushed graham crackers, and the top of the cake has banana chips for added decoration.

25. Strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is made by baking biscuits or vanilla cake. In between the layers of cake or biscuits are vanilla bean and sugar coated strawberries and whipped cream. The whipped cream helps hold the strawberries in place, and acts as an filler instead of icing or custard.

Pick your favorite type of wedding cake for your big day by taste testing a couple of cakes from your wedding cake baker. They will be more than happy to you sample the cakes and fillings they have available!

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