Halloween Calendar Cake

If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? I’ll say call no one, lock the door, stay inside and bake a cake! That’s exactly what I did. Besides, you definitely would not want to call anybody and share these amazing macarons from this month’s Daring Bakers’ challenge. You heard me right, I used the “M” word. Macaron, a word that makes a lot of girls swoon. Some say it’s even better than sex …. …. … *~ahem* Well, I guess I’ll just have to take their words for it. I first discovered macarons from the Adriano Zumbo patisserie, you can’t help but drawn to the glass cabinet full of macarons that almost covered the whole pastel colour palette. And with the endless possibility of different flavours, I can see why the macarons are truly the girl’s best friend. I also tried my hands at making the macarons last christmas. Slowly I learned about the attractions of macarons and able to share my appreciations towards this beautiful delicate French pastry. The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe. Since Halloween is just around the corner, what could be more appropriate than baking a cake for this spooky occasion. Hence, I give you – the Halloween calendar cake! (with macarons!) In Australia, Halloween is actually not as big and exciting as in US. However, I’ve noticed the trend has finally caught up here in the last couple of years with kids dressing up in costumes,...