I hadn't really adopted the trendy phrase "epic fail" yet... in fact, I was actively avoiding it even though I like the word "epic." And then I tried to make macarons this weekend. No, not coconut macaroons. Macarons, the delicate crisp and delicious cookie that Helen of Tartelette is known for. I've been reading about these curious French cookies all over the web - someone even said macarons are the new cupcake! But everyone says they are finicky and tough to get right. And, when my newly adoptive blogger posted about them, I had to give them a shot.
You heard right, Baking Therapy was recently adopted through a wonderful program called Adopt-A-Blogger. I found Dine & Dish a while back, started following Kristen on Twitter, and when she tweeted a call-out for newbie food bloggers to sign up for the 4th edition of Adopt-A-Blogger, I responded immediately. I crossed my fingers and was paired last week with a "veteran" blogger for guidance and a 3-month mentorship - yay! Her name is Deeba, she lives in India, and she's Passionate about Baking.
Here's a 'lil info about Deeba:
epic fail. Maybe just a considerable fail. But, having enough powdered sugar for the recipe and using a pastry bag instead of a ziplock with the tip cut off (I know. How does a Baking Therapist not own a pastry bag??) may have helped the cause. Here's hoping we can convince Sweet Tartelette to leave gorgeous Charleston, SC to host a NYC macaron workshop (accompanied by a Manhattan Sugar Coma tour, of course)!