Pretty In Pink.

Look...they have feet!!!
And it's all thanks to Tartelette. I have been using the same recipe for macarons since my mom and I took our class. I have probably made them about seven or eight times and every single time they would turn out the same. Delicious, but no feet. I couldn't help but shake the feeling that I just wasn't succeeding at making them. Multiple batches of green tea, chocolate, and raspberry macarons just weren't how they were supposed to be. Sure, everyone loved them, and I ate probably more than I should just 'cause they were that good, but isn't the presentation half of it?
So I had to make a change. I decided that if I kept using the same recipe and just hoping that they would magically turn out with feet, more than likely they would not, and I would still be dissapointed. I set myself on a mission to find a different go-to macaron recipe and try it out. So I went to, none other than Tartelette (The macaron queen), and searched for raspberry macarons. The ones that she made were just a plain macaron, and a raspberry filling, so I altered it a bit to what I was looking for.
This is probably my favorite macaron recipe. Mostly because I just love the raspberry flavor, it's fruity and sweet while not being too sugary. The other reason I loved these so much is because of the feet. I was so excited when I popped these out of the oven and the feet were still there when they cooled down. I knew that Tartelette wouldn't let me down. 

You can find the recipe for Tartelette's raspberry macarons here. I only made the cookie part and added a teaspoon of raspberry extract and a bit of pink gel food coloring to the egg whites before whipping them into stiff peaks.

Also, I didn't use a recipe for the raspberry buttercream. I did use 1 stick of butter, two tablespoons of raspberry jam, two tablespoons of milk, and then added powdered sugar by the spoonful until it was the right consistency.
These turned out marvelous. Of course, my family enjoyed them, and if I do say so myself, they were pretty darn good. So what have I learned? Change is good. If something isn't working, try something new...it could be for the best.

Until next time,


  1. Erin, these are fabulous, they look sooo yummy! Where did you find the recipe, I have been dying to try to make these. I also found your blog from FMBT. LOVE IT! I am your newest follower! ::Kristin::


  2. I am in love with macarons. Even before I tried one I loved them, but I don't have a kitchen scale. I guess that's going on my christmas list!

  3. They look delicious! I keep telling myself I am going to try making these on my next free weekend, but am convinced I will fail and not get the 'feet'!