Birthday Macarons and a Birthday Cake!

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It was the other half’s birthday a few days ago, and he wanted a vanilla cake with a vanilla buttercream frosting. That just sounds pure plain to me! I love complex flavors in all my food, with herbs, teas, spices included, which for me is more fun to play around with, than just simply vanilla!

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This was the case the last year too, where he wanted the same cake – vanilla cake with vanilla frosting, and last year I made him an ombre layered cake, covered all over with sprinkles. This year I decided to put funfetti in the cake batter itself to make it festive, inspiration from Teresa of www.now-forager.com, who has one of the most beautiful blogs I have ever seen. She is an amazing pastry chef, and her photography is impeccable, as much as how sweet a person she is as well! I digress, but I had to talk Teresa for a bit! I did a Swiss Meringue Buttercream frosting on the outside and the middle layers as well. This was the simple cake!

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I was not sure how to decorate the cake, and then it struck me that I could decorate it with birthday macarons! I made a vanilla bean shell with funfetti on the shell, and a Bourbon Salted Caramel Buttecream filling inside! He loves the Bourbon Salted Caramel so much, that I had to include them in the macaron somehow!

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It is a simple macaron, but the bourbon salted caramel takes it the next level!  I was quite happy with the results and wanted to share the recipe with you all!

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If you do make these macarons, it would be great if you could tag me on Instagram with #thejamlab, or leave a comment below as well, to let me know how it turned out! I would really appreciate it!

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Here is a picture of the birthday cake as well, decorated with macarons, making it fun and whimsical! The recipe for the cake is from Tessa of www.stylesweetca.com ! She has a beautiful book called Layered, the recipe of the cake below is from this book! It turned out to be one delicious looking and tasting cake! 

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Enjoy the recipe!

 

XO

Amisha

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