Sunday, February 19, 2012

MAC ATTACK #28- MACARON DAY!


Birthdays, anniversaries, doesn’t everyone deserve a special day? Don’t we love the little attentions, the gifts, the shout outs and surprise parties? Our Facebook pages and Twitter feeds fill to overflowing with best wishes, our mailboxes stuffed with cards and boxes and friends and family find just the perfect treats to make us smile. The day is proclaimed our own, and celebrations crown the occasion.

And when someone we love is feting that special day? Don’t we go all out? We shower them with presents and flattery, we regale them with attention and cause a hoopla! Merriment and a big, gooey, decorated cake, confetti and balloons, party hats and fireworks! Nothing is too good for them. The honors are all theirs. And fun is had by all!

As food bloggers, we know that these days come around for our spouses and siblings, our friends and blogging acquaintances and we love each and every event and occasion. But what about the food? How many of us celebrate World Nutella Day or National Popcorn Day? Pancakes and crêpes, ice cream and cupcakes; is there a food or a product which doesn’t have its own special holiday? And don’t we love them all?

So this is where our new Mac Attack Challenge is going…. And it ain’t no ordinary challenge….


March 20 is Macaron Day, don’t you know it, and isn’t that a day worth celebrating? We at Mactweets want to go all out and give this most beloved friend a party worth remembering! The honors are all yours, oh lovely macaron, and even though we shower praise on the dear old mac every single month, create stunning confections, astonishing flavors, brilliant shapes and designs for our lovely French friend, Macaron Day calls for something even more special.

Let the celebrations begin!

Create something truly extraordinary, worthy of a special fete, for Macaron Day! Surprise us with a totally new creation, big or small, savory or sweet, something ready for a party! We love macarons every day of the year and bake them for those whom we love, but this month the honors are all for Mademoiselle Macaron.

Ooh la la!


We would like to have the roundup on Macaron Day, March 20, so please note down the post by date – March 15! And let’s make this party a big one – spread the word and get all your friends baking!


You know what I’m going to say now….

1. When you post your Mac Attack macarons on your blog, make sure that you mention the Mactweets Mac Attack challenge in your post and link back to the Mactweets blog. Please make sure that your Mac Attack #27 Macaron Day Macarons are inspired by the theme! This is obligatory if you would like to be included in the round up!

2. Please link back to this challenge on your post. This is obligatory if you would like to be included in the round up!

3. Feel free to promote the Mactweets blog by proudly displaying the Mactweets badge in your Mac Attack post as well as in your sidebar! It isn't mandatory but is a nice way to get the word out!

4. Have your Macaron Day Macarons posted on your own blog by March 15, 2012. And being just a little bit late never hurt anybody...

5. Once your post is up, simply leave the link to the post as a comment to this Mac Attack Challenge post!

The round up will be posted on March 20, 2012!



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38 comments:

  1. :) sounds so fund I am thinking of something fabulous already.....hope I have time to create it.

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  2. Mine is up...Its been long and Ive so missed mactweets...
    http://debugcooking.blogspot.com/2012/02/macattack-27-salted-peanut-macarons.html
    xx

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  3. hello mine is up :) Grey and Orange Cat Macaron :)
    http://macaron-fetish.blogspot.com/2012/03/macaron-day-mac-tweet-challenge-and.html

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  4. My first month participating in MacTweets and my second ever attempt at macarons :) So excited! Here's my post!

    http://foodbabbles.com/2012/03/07/macarons-with-champagne-buttercream-mactweets-mac-attack-27/

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  5. Bad Macarons!

    Desperate Macarons!
    If anyone has come across my own problems see here:
    How to fail your Macarons and be happy! Here -
    http://cucinainmusica.blogspot.com/2012/03/come-fallire-i-nostri-macarons-ed.html

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    1. Don't feel too bad. We all have failed macarons (like our Food Flops). But they still taste so good! Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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  6. My first macarons were a big failure, I did not want to throw all those cookies ruined: I invented the chocolates with Macarons failed!
    Here is the recipe
    http://cucinainmusica.blogspot.com/2012/03/come-fallire-i-nostri-macarons-ed.html

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  7. My Samoa Macaron post is up http://barbarabakes.com/2012/03/samoa-macarons/. Looking forward to the roundup.

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  8. Just posted an addictive party macaron for MacTweets! Thanks for the inspiration, Deeba and Jamie. Bon weekend, Jill xo

    http://madaboutmacarons.com/2012/03/a-party-macaron-to-celebrate-macaron-day-cest-la-fete/

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  9. Cookie-style macs + homemade custard ice cream = Almond Chocolate Ice Cream Macaronwiches !

    http://ofagatesandmadeleines.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/almond-chocolate-ice-cream-macaronwiches/

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  10. I have a wonderful macaron recipe planned for next Friday the 16th! I hope that's not too late for the roundup!

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  11. Here is something to celebrate ; Spring is coming !!

    And in Québec, with spring comes maple sirup ! Yum !
    So, here are my maple sirup and white chocolate ganache macarons. Enjoy !

    http://maminicuisine.blogspot.com/2012/03/macarons-au-chocolat-blanc-et-erable.html

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  12. I made some macs for my baby shower, unfortunately they didn't come out as I'd hoped, but it's hard going when you're so pregnant...30 weeks and you have sciatica... Baby Shower Macs.

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  13. Im in!
    http://fazya.blogspot.com/2012/03/mactweet-anniversary.html

    Hihi cant wait until round up... I miss mac tweeting for so long...

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  14. Hi! Here's mine after a long silence!

    http://kitchenguardian.blogspot.com/2012/03/macaron-day.html

    Enjoy!!

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  15. Here is the first of two posts this month:

    http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2012/03/zumbarons-and-eating-my-words/

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  16. Mine are up: Famous Macarons in History http://www.diaryofamadhausfrau.com/2012/03/famous-macarons-in-history-for-macaron.html

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  17. Yay! Love celebrations and this one is even more special-Macaron Day. Here are my Birthday Cake Macarons . . . but even more special and extraordinary?! Birthday Cake Macaron Push-up Pops!

    http://ailovebaking.com/2012/03/13/how-sweet-it-is-celebrating-macaron-day/

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  18. Loving this! I made these Aussie Green and Gold Vegemite macarons for Australia Day and they were definitely a success!

    http://whiskitforabiscuit.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/aussie-lamington-and-green-and-gold-vegemite-macarons/

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  19. Loving this! I made these Aussie Green and Gold Vegemite macarons for Australia Day and they were definitely a success!

    http://whiskitforabiscuit.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/aussie-lamington-and-green-and-gold-vegemite-macarons/

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  20. My second post for the month. An exploration of hollow macaron shells and how to fix them:

    http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2012/03/why-do-my-macarons-have-hollow-shells-a-work-in-progress/

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  21. Loving the theme for the month! Here's my contribution for Popcorn Macarons with Salted caramel buttercream:
    http://j0annesim.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/just-the-way-i-like-it/

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  22. Happy Macaron Day to all! My post is up at http://simple-baking.blogspot.in/2012/03/choco-mac-pops.html. M really excited as this is my first entry to Mactweets.

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  23. Macarons fit for a party! Here are my Pierre Herme inspired Ispahan Macarons filled with chocolate-lychee ganache and a raspberry jelly.
    http://beyondumami.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-pierre-herme-inspired-ispahan.html

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  24. Hi everyone! Just loved the theme this month :)
    Here are mine - hazelnut truffle-scented macarons (inspired by Pierre Hermé):
    http://marmottesetchocolat.blogspot.com/2012/03/macattack-27.html

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  25. First time entry:

    http://makeitpopsweets.blogspot.com/2012/03/macaron-day.html

    Happy Macaron Day!

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  26. Coffee is part of every celebration...here are some Bailey's flavoured buttercream macarons.

    http://maminicuisine.blogspot.com/2012/03/macarons-au-cafe-baileys.html

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  27. It has been a while since we participated in MacTweets, after traveling, recovering from some health issues (ironic—food allergies!) and being discouraged by a few “food flops”. But we’re back this month to celebrate Spring and World Macaron Day with sunny yellow macarons (lemon flavor filled with lemon curd). Enjoy!
    http://hicookery.com/2012/03/20/lemon-macarons/
    (scheduled to post March 20 but you can preview on http://hicookery.com/macattack/ - scroll down)

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  28. I am excited to be submitting for my first time on mactweets. For Macaron Day I made green tea and chocolate with nutella filling, fit for a tea party!
    Here is the link: http://biscuitsandbobbins.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/green-tea-and-chocolate-macarons/.

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  29. I'm a day late...sorry! Just posted my Blood Orange Macrons with Maple Orange Chocolate Pastry Creme
    {http://www.passionateaboutbaking.com/2012/03/baking-blood-orange-macarons-with-maple-orange-chocolate-pastry-creme-world-macaron-day.html}
    Happy Macaron Day you lovely folk!

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  30. A bit late, and after a long absence from MacTweets I'm so happy to participate in this month's challenge. Happy Macaron Day!
    http://onevanillabean.com/2012/03/17/blood-orange-and-meyer-lemon-macarons/

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  31. Thanks to my friend Islander from HI Cookery I discover this challenge and I'm happy to post my first macarons. Actually we make them together, thank you again Islander. Sorry I'm late but here it is http://m5cake.com/2012/03/a-really-special-treat-french-macarons-macaron-frances-una-antojo-muy-especial/

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  32. Jeez!I am so late, Sorry, I got caught up with lot of celebrations at home and missed mactweets announcement!!. Here is my entry http://shabscuisine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/celebration-time-orange-macarons-with.html

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  33. Sorry I am really late,Just saw this post now!! Here is another one, http://shabscuisine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/rosewater-macarons-with-cardamom.html

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  34. mine is late, but better late than never ;p in time for Macaron Day yes? :)

    http://not-thekitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/03/strawberry-milk-macarons-and-mini.html

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  35. I guess I'm too late. But I was baking 150 Macarons for my Charity-Event tomorrow. If you would like to see my Macs, here is my entry. warmly, Sandy
    http://www.confiture-de-vivre.de/2012/03/jour-du-macaron-naschen-helfen-und-ein-giveaway/

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