People are asking what I used for the candy coating for my candy apples, so here is a short (uber short) tutorial on how I get that shiny glaze thingie.
This, from now on, is your best friend: epoxy adhesive! It is available at hardware or craft stores, but you know where I get these from: Daiso! It can be used for anything from maple syrup for pancakes to jams or jelly for sandwiches. Today, I will be showing you how to make a jelly-filled macaron using epoxy adhesive.
Get your macaron shells ready. If you don’t know how to make them, there are plenty of tutorials out there. This massive tutorial covers just about anything you need to know.
According to the instructions on the tube, mix the epoxy adhesive. The most common type is this kind, where you have two tubes; one is the adhesive, the other a hardener. Squeeze out both in the ratio 1:1. Always mix epoxy adhesive on a disposable plastic sheet or aluminium foil! It can be a little messy on paper.
Shave some soft pastels for colour, or if you want something clear, use printer’s inks. I didn’t have that, so I used pastels. It is good for jams where you need little specks of dark colours for realism. NOTE that a little bit of pastels go a long way. Here I’ve obviously used too much -_-;
Mix it well with a toothpick. I used a bamboo skewer.
See how the adhesive has little dark spots? They totally mimic fruit bits in jams. If you don’t want to spread it on macarons or toasts, you can scoop all up with a plastic spoon and dribble it over pastries or ice cream. Or dip lollipops or apples in it. But here I spread it on a macaron shell…
…and let the adhesive pool on the macaron. You can do the same on toast, and you’re good to go! Put the other macaron shell on top of the adhesive.
Here is my raspberry jelly-filled macaron! Now that wasn’t so hard, was it? :)