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Macaron Gifts

Since my first attempt at making French macarons, I’ve made them twice more – same recipe (from my trusty MacarOn Café recipe book), but I altered the appearance for special occasions.
 

Earlier this year, I made confetti macarons for my friend’s birthday gift and another friend’s graduation gift, which were coincidentally around the same time. As I was browsing Pinterest one day, I stumbled across beautiful confetti macarons from Style Sweet CA. I borrowed the decoration idea because what’s more festive than confetti? Especially for celebrations like graduations and birthdays. The only step in the macaron process was to put some sprinkles …

 

Hummingbird Cupcakes

What is hummingbird cake? Before this week, I had never heard of this dessert until my coworker mentioned it. Hummingbird cake is a banana pineapple spiced cake, often served with cream cheese frosting. It’s a traditional Southern dessert since the mid 19th century (Wikipedia). I was intrigued because it’s supposed to taste like a cross between cake and banana bread. I decided to make a cupcake version with a recipe I found on Pinterest. It was delicious and I absolutely loved the dried pineapple flower – isn’t it so pretty?
 

 
Hummingbird Cupcakes recipe (yields 24 cupcakes):
Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 …