January-February 2020

Special Olympics New Jersey

I  supported Special Olympics NJ during January and February of 2020.  This organization is near and dear to my heart, as my older daughter participates in many of their activities and competes on a SONJ gymnastics team.  I tied this "Mission" to the Polar Bear Plunge I participated in, in February at Seaside NJ.

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January featured flavors

Hot cocoa with marshmallows

Hot cocoa with marshmallows

Hot cocoa with marshmallows

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My first time trying shaped macarons in a while...these cuties were made by first piping the ears and then filling in the face.  Many ears cracked before I mastered the technique.  Face is drawn on in blue edible marker.

Lady Grey Tea with Lemon

Hot cocoa with marshmallows

Hot cocoa with marshmallows

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This flavor was made by cutting open Lady Grey tea bags and steeping the loose tea in melted butter.  After steeping, the mixture was poured through a strainer to remove the tea leaves.  The tea-infused butter was then mixed with confectioners' sugar and lemon juice. A royal icing snowflake was piped on top to complete this macaron.

Coffee

January fundraiser: 3-packs for $5

January fundraiser: 3-packs for $5

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Coffee and macarons go so well together, why not just combine them?  These were made by dissolving espresso powder in vanilla extract, then mixing that solution with butter and confectioners sugar.  This filling was housed in a macaron shell with a blue swirl, representing the icy Atlantic water I plunged into in February!

January fundraiser: 3-packs for $5

January fundraiser: 3-packs for $5

January fundraiser: 3-packs for $5

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The flavor theme for January was "hot beverages" to counteract the cold of the Polar Bear Plunge--coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.  The 3-packs were offered as a variety pack or as just the bears (for my younger customers!)

February--Valentine's Day!

Chocolate Lover's Box

Chocolate Lover's Box

Chocolate Lover's Box

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Half a dozen of my customer favorite, chocolate shells with chocolate buttercream filling.  Red sanding sugar is sprinkled on top.  Offered in a lovely heart-shaped box with a scrollwork design.  $12

Assorted Box

Chocolate Lover's Box

Chocolate Lover's Box

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Half a dozen heart-shaped macarons, including two each of chocolate, chocolate raspberry, and cookies and cream.  Packaged in a heart-shaped box with scrollwork design.  $12

3-pack

Special Polar Bear tag by Spot of Tea Designs!

Special Polar Bear tag by Spot of Tea Designs!

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3-pack for $5 includes one of each:

* Chocolate

* Chocolate raspberry

* Vanilla

***Sprinkles may vary :)

Special Polar Bear tag by Spot of Tea Designs!

Special Polar Bear tag by Spot of Tea Designs!

Special Polar Bear tag by Spot of Tea Designs!

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Designed specially for this Valentine's sale by my friend Tara at Spot of Tea Designs.  She has graciously waived her design fee, and all proceeds for these tags will go straight to Special Olympics! Thanks Tara!  Each tag is printed on card stock and will be attached to your 3-pack with decorative red ribbon.  You can write your Valentine's name directly on the tag, so there will be no doubt who is getting these yummy heart macarons!  $1 per tag.