Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Islands of Adventure - Seuss landing

Islands of Adventure – Seuss landing

Dr. Seuss has a lasting impression on me.  He was one of the first authors who created a world that I wanted to live in – visually.  The closest I have come to this world is visiting Seuss Landing at the Islands of Adventure. Today is his birthday, so I thought I would look around for some Dr. Seuss inspired macarons.

The Lorax is a popular choice in the shapely macaron category.

There is the Cat in the Hat for color inspiration.  You know that Dr. Seussian red and blue combo.  A truly inspired choice for coloring and flavor – Kool-Aid.  Thing 1 and Thing 2 are an easy reference with a little decorative writing.

Sam I am and his Green Eggs and Ham.   While these are not Dr. Seuss – the technique for piping could be used to make some green eggs.

I wasn’t able to find a lot of them, so I think I will consider this in my future macaron making.  It seems like there is a place for these fantastic colorful little cookie in the world of Dr. Seuss.

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Dreaming – Ice Cream

I’ll have a cup of tea and tell you of my dreaming
Dreaming is free – Blondie

I love plotting my next macaron adventures. I am having a craving for ice cream, perhaps it is the upcoming weekend of above zero temperatures (with the possibility of going above zero, oh my).  Today’s dreaming list is all about using macarons to make a sophisticated ice cream sandwich.

First, a little video inspiration from Francois Payard demonstrating making Mango and Coconut Ice Cream macaron. I adore him. Watch how he gets all the sugar syrup in the meringue with his Italian method and not stuck to the side of the mixing bowl.

Other ideas:

Pumpkin Ice Cream and Pepitas – with suggestion of pistachios instead of pepitas

Almond Ice Cream – keeping it simple

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream – Breakfast?

Ice Cream Cone – Freakin’ cute ice cream cone shape

Black Sesame Matcha – green tea love

Roasted Pistachio – roasted goodness

Pistachio – bonus: uses yolks for the ice cream (oh and pretty stenciling)

Mint chocolate chip – ok – so this is a recipe for mint chocolate chip buttercream – but wouldn’t it be lovely with mint chocolate chip ice cream instead

Neopolitan – I wonder if I would have the urge to leave all the strawberry shells behind.