Wedding Macarons Tutorial (Shuang Xi Macarons)

April 17, 2018

shuang xi wedding macarons

These Wedding Macarons are designed with the word "囍" (shuang xi), which symbolises "double happiness". The word "囍" is actually made up of two "喜" characters, which means happiness own its own. Hence, the term "double happiness". It is commonly used in wedding decoration because Chinese culture believes that “happiness comes in twos”.

shuang xi wedding macarons

Even though it's not common for brides to bake their own wedding cakes, I guess it's okay given we are in modern times? 😊I baked these "shuang xi" macarons for my wedding 喜饼 (xi bing), which are usually traditional pastries given by groom's family to the bride’s family & relatives during the Guo Da Li ceremony (a formal meeting between both families and symbolizes the groom's sincerity in wanting to marry the bride into his family).

shuang xi wedding macarons

Nowadays, it is increasingly common to give western-style cakes. Hence, I thought it'd be unique to merge both western (french macarons) and eastern style ("囍") together. I also baked other desserts like chiffon cakes and brownies for the gift.

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(Shuang Xi Macarons)
by Sumopocky

Approximately 20 macarons

Electric mixer
Piping bags

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

[For Macaron Filling]
Select your macaron filling here

[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. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of pink batter and add a bit of red food colouring to get red colour. Transfer to a piping bag with a small tip. Transfer the pink batter from 3 to a piping bag with a medium round tip.
5. Pipe out pink batter onto baking tray lined with parchment paper. Tap the baking tray against the counter to knock out the air bubbles in the shells.
6. Let the shells dry for 5 minutes. Then, using the red batter, carefully write the word "囍".
7. 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.
8. Bake in a preheated oven at 150°C for approximately 12 - 15 minutes. Let shells cool.
9. Pipe your desired macaron filling in between the shells.
10. Enjoy!

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