HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY CAKE MACARONS

May 02, 2017

HARRY POTTER CAKE

HARRY POTTER CAKE

Happy Harry Potter day! If you have watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, you might remember this cake Hagrid brought for Harry on his 11th birthday. These "Harry Potter Birthday Cake" macarons are inspired by that very cake - nothing perfect, but perfectly lovely - with Hagrid's misspelling and all. ♥

They are simple to decorate because the beauty is in its imperfection. I filled them with dark chocolate ganache and wrote the words with melted white chocolate (with green food colouring).

HARRY POTTER CAKE
The cake from Hagrid to Harry in the movie

HARRY POTTER CAKE
The macaron recreation!

HARRY POTTER CAKE
Magical feet

Mild Spoilers:
I'll always remember this cake in the movie because it was the moment Harry discovered that there was salvation in his seemingly bleak life living in a cupboard under the stairs. Don't we all wish that a half-giant wizard would barge into our apartment with a revelation as life-changing as "Yer a wizard, Harry!"?

Okay, maybe I don't necessarily have to be a wizard, but it'll be nice to suddenly become something more than what you thought you were in one single moment. Isn't that how many stories go? Main character discovers he/she has superpowers or is a princess etc.

It's all wishful dreaming on my end, but wouldn't it be nice? Meanwhile in the real world, we'll just have to work hard for our dreams :) 



"HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY CAKE" MACARONS
by Sumopocky

Yield
Approximately 20 macarons

Equipment
Electric mixer
Piping bags

Ingredients
[For Basic Macaron Shells]
Meringue: 70g of Egg whites + 90g of Castor sugar
80g of Almond flour
80g of Powdered/icing sugar
Green and Red food colouring
2 tbsp of White Chocolate Chips

[For Macaron Filling]
Select your macaron filling here

Directions
[For Basic Macaron Shells]
1. Make the meringue. In a bowl, beat the egg whites on low speed using an electric mixer until it is white and frothy (approximately 1 minute). Gradually add the sugar 1/4 at a time. When the first addition of sugar has completely dissolved (approximately 1 minute later), increase the mixer speed to medium and add until all the sugar has been incorporated. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
2. Sift the almond flour and icing sugar to the meringue.
3. Begin macaronage. Using a spatula, start the macaronage process by folding and lightly scraping the top of the batter. Add a few drops of red food colouring to get pink batter. Continue until you get a molten-like mixture and it drips down like a ribbon when lifted.
4. Pipe out batter onto baking tray lined with parchment paper. Tap the baking tray against the counter to knock out the air bubbles in the shells.
5. Let the shells dry in a non-humid place. You should be able to touch it gently with the tip of your finger without it sticking.
6. Bake in a preheated oven at 150°C for approximately 10 - 13 minutes. Let shells cool.
7. Pipe your desired macaron filling in between the shells.
8. Then, melt some white chocolate in a microwave (10 second bursts on high heat, stirring between each time).
9. Add green food colouring to get green chocolate, and transfer to a piping bag with a small tip.
10. Pipe the words "HAPPEE BIRTHDAE HARRY" on the cake (misspelling it intentionally! ^__^)
11. Enjoy!

HARRY POTTER CAKE

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