In order to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a friends baby boy, I decided to bake her baby blue macaroons with fluffy butter cream frosting. I believe that macaroons can make anyone happy, especially if they are served at an occasion like a baby or bridal shower. They are particulary lovely since they can be created in an array of hues - my favorite being pastels.
A Few Things: To color the macaroons I used Wilton Sky Blue Icing Color. I found through experimentation that typcial food coloring does not work when it comes to dying these beautiful cookies, rather using a gel adds a much deeper concentration of color, plus there is a plethora of colors to choose from.
*Photographs by Alison