Tuesday, January 19, 2010

MAC-A-VALENTINE ... Mac Attack 4

The last challenge brought out huge creativity and fun from all of us Macpassionate bakers. It's been a wonderful beginning to 2010, and we have more and more tweeps joining our blogroll. We are just four attacks down, and have a proud 46 mac-magicians on board, and the excitement continues.



With February here, and all the love in the air, what better theme to call out for but a Valentine Special. Saving all my kisses for you...and macarons too.


Let's see the passion flow, the love being piped into our next Mac Attack...

MAC-A-VALENTINE!
Please have your Mac Attack Post up no later than February 10 '10.



Here are the rules of the game:
  1. Once you have posted your Mac Attack macarons on your blog, please make sure you leave a comment with a link here on this post.
  2. Please link back to this challenge on your post.
  3. Please feel free to use the Mac Tweets logo. It isn't mandatory but is a nice way to get the word out!
Round up will be on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010.
If we have as many or more than this last challenge, we will divide the round up into groups to make sure everyone's macs are visible and you have the time to visit all of them.

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52 comments:

  1. I am in , I will wait for making them as hubby is going to US and sis had send a pack for him to bring it back to me.
    One of the things she said are food paste colours so i am hopping there will be some fab colours in the pack.
    I love the profile pic of Jamie and Deeba.

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  2. I'm in. Praying for feet this time round!!!

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  3. Jamie and Deeba - since my macs for this round have a link to Australia, may I post mine a little earlier - like, on Australia Day Jan 26th? Not sure I could manage TWO rounds of macs in less than two weeks but maybe..... Let me know re: the 26th

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  4. Praying for feet too, for the love of macarons...
    Mardi, I DM'd you.
    =)

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  5. way too soon, I only made macarons once, please let me practice first! (They looked like macarons but without the feet.) Stumbled upon this site through Deeba's mac attack logo.

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  6. My MacAttack4 Post is up: http://theamateurbaker.blogspot.com/2010/01/mactweetsma4-mac-valentine-ispaphan.html

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  7. I think i am in... will get practicing and will have them posted by Feb 10th..

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  8. Mine are up - To Australia with Love - the macington!

    http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2010/01/to-australia-with-love.html

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  9. I'm SOOOOOOO in! You bring out the Mac in me :-)

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  11. Hello

    this is my creations of macaron in the past 2 months
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=165838&id=535673337&l=e4db17f114

    Cheers
    Kim

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  12. This is exciting!

    I have to ask - is the competition open to all types of macs? French? Italian? Do they have to be pink or red? Any particular requirements that make them Valentine's macs?

    Thanks!

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  13. Jessie T. - This is not a competition, it is a communal virtual kitchen where we all bake together, help each other, share recipes and tips and secrets and ideas, ask questions, give advice and just have a lot of fun. We choose a theme each month in order to ignite the creative juices and get everyone to try new things. Some of us do simple macs (some are still trying to get macs with feet!), some have ventured over to Italian meringue macs.

    This month's Valentine's theme is personal and up to you! Just let us know why the macs you make are special for Valentine's Day! And of course don't forget to mention Mactweets and the Mac Attack in your post with a link back to this site!

    Welcome to you! The more the merrier!

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  14. Thanks! I'm super excited. I just (finally) found a local source for almond flour so I can stock the pantry in no time.

    So much fun.

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  15. Uh-oh, I've just realised the deadline is 10th, not 14th February, as I thought. I'd better get my egg whites matured, ¡rapido!

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  16. I am SO releived that I finally found feet!! Also put the failres to some yummy use Mac-a-Verrines!
    http://www.passionateaboutbaking.com/2010/02/strawberry-chocolate-mac-verrines-from.html

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  17. I have posted something...notice I didn't say Macs.....hmmm. Judge for yourself!http://www.kitchenbutterfly.com/2010/02/03/macaronimo-bars-not/

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  18. Tyhanks for the inspiration AND challenge dear Deeba. Feet, no problem. Motivation...getting there...:)

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  19. sending you hugs and kisses from dubai and a few of my valentine mac: http://whatsforlunchhoney.blogspot.com/2010/02/black-sesame-and-nutella-macarons.html

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  20. My mac's are up! This was a great challenge: http://foodfinery.blogspot.com/2010/02/mac-valentine.html

    xoxoxo

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  21. My post is up. Great challenge!
    http://moroccancuisinemarocaine.blogspot.com/2010/02/macarons-rings-bague-macaron.html

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  22. Post is up. Cherry macs with a chocolate-port ganache. Thanks again for hosting this thing guys.
    http://benthebaker.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/cherry-chocolate-port-macs-macattack-iv/

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  23. Love the macarons that are coming in. can see the love flowing in with them!!

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  24. Ladies, I submit Triple Chocolate Macarons.

    http://melangerbaking.com/2010/02/06/triple-chocolate-macarons/

    My first successful batch using the French method. So successful, I could even be converted from the Italian.

    It's great to see all the different entries for the challenge! :)

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  25. Okay, mac friends, the kitchen witch is in. I tried raspberry filling, to give it a festive Valentine's twist. Can't wait to see your posts!

    http://kitchenwitchcookie.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/happy-macs/

    Casey

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  26. Here's my entry daaaaaaahlings: chocolate macarons with "Very Valentine" white chocolate vanilla bean butter cream.
    http://www.donutstodelirium.com/2010/01/life-is-like-box-of-chocolates.html

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  27. My post is up http://he-eats.com/2010/02/08/rose-macarons/
    a rose french buttercream and raspberry pate-de-fruit

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  28. I made Cinnamon heart-shaped macarons for this challenge and for Valentine's Day!
    Here: http://onceuponadessert.blogspot.com/2010/02/cinnamon-red-heart-macarons.html

    My hearts look more like V's but it was a first effort at rebelling against the usual circled shells!
    =)

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  29. Just posted my Mac here is the link
    http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-hubby-canot-understand-when-i-tell.html

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  30. Me too! Me too! Finally! Two tries but both so delicious! Blueberry Hibiscus Macs filled with Mascarpone Vanilla Blueberry Cream.

    http://lifesafeast.blogspot.com/2010/02/blueberry-hibiscus-macarons.html

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  31. Here are my macs this month: Chocolate & Passion Fruit Sorbet Macarons

    http://www.mowielicious.com/home/2010/02/chocolate-passion-fruit-sorbet-macarons-a-macaron-giveaway.html

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  32. Here is my macarons - lime cucumber white chocolate ganache macarons

    http://macaron-fetish.blogspot.com/2010/02/lime-cucumber-white-chocolate-ganache.html

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  33. here are my heart-shaped macarons, with handwritten icing!

    spread the love <3

    http://oakburninglilies.blogspot.com/2010/02/valentines-macarons.html

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  34. Hi all,

    I made heart shaped macarons too :) Coffee coconut macarons with a coffee ganache filling.

    http://testwithskewer.blogspot.com/2010/02/mactweets-mac-ing-love-out-of-almost.html

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  35. My first attempt at making macarons! Pink with vanilla buttercream. Just in time for me to make a second batch for a valentine's day party.

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

    http://fizzleout.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/macaron-magic/

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  36. Hello,

    Didn't think I was going to make this in time!
    http://tomatogoodness.blogspot.com/2010/02/macattack-4-heartbreak-hotel.html

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  37. My post is up! http://www.barbarabakes.com/2010/02/pucker-up-mac-valentine.html

    Thanks!

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  38. I just discovered your pages recently. What a great idea! Another reason to practice for the perfect macarons.
    Here are my Key Lime Pie Macarons:
    http://berry-lovely.blogspot.com/2010/02/key-lime-pie-macarons.html

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  39. WOOT ... getting blown away ABSOLUTELY by all the creativity. Thank you all for being part of Mactweets!

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  40. Here is my first submission http://www.make-fabulous-cakes.com/french-macarons.html. Pink macaron with raspberry filling on chocolate almond cake with strawberry mousse.

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  41. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Post up: http://cherrapeno.blogspot.com/2010/02/chilli-chocolate-love-macarons.html
    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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  42. @Fabelicious - I jumped over to your blog to check out your macs and was flabbergasted by the beauty of that cake and the photo but sadly cound NOT leave a comment! Just wanted to thank you for making such a stunning mac dessert for VDay Mactweets!

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  43. Thanks Jamie. Glad you like it. I'm very happy to discover this site.

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  44. What fun! I'd already made some valentine macarons before I found this lovely place. Here is my submission: http://delectabledeliciousness.blogspot.com/2010/02/red-velvet-valentines-macarons.html

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  45. I just put my post up. My shells were a disaster so I turned them into chocolate drizzled shells with two strawberry fillings..otherwise known as 'Chocoate dipped Strawberry' macarons lol You can see it here...

    http://lisamichele.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/chocolate-dipped-strawberry-macarons-and-the-winner-is-announced/

    Thanks for a great mac challenge, guys!

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  46. My post is up and beware, it's HOT! ;-)

    The link to my chilli macarons with a spiced soured cream filling can be found below

    http://sunitabhuyan.com/?p=3278

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  47. Verrrry late in the day but my Valentines macarons complete with feet are here at
    http://blog.maisoncupcake.com/2010/02/ottolenghi-chocolate-macarons-burlesque.html

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  48. My post is up finally! :)

    http://gourmeted.com/2010/02/10/lemon-curd-macarons/

    Thank you for the challenge and pulling me out of my comfort zone. Hehe.

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  49. I LOVE this Macaron only blog site! Keep it going!!

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  50. Mine's been up, I just kept forgetting to come back to post!

    http://www.flamingomusings.com/2010/02/valentine-edition.html

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  51. Here is my simple heart shaped offering

    http://www.coffeemuffins.com/2010/02/13/valentines-macarons/

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  52. Here I am!!! A first ever, Southwestern Mac!
    http://laduecrew.blogspot.com/2010/02/blue-corn-macarons-with-prickly-pear.html

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