Well spring is in the air amongst other things but I wont get into that right now," lets keep the air fresh and lovely" ( in my best Bob Ross voice).
You know what reminds me of spring? Nice pastel colors (still in character of BR) of crispy, chewy, delicate, and delicious french macaroons or macarons if you want to be a smarty pants and get technical.
I know this thread is about cake decorating tutorials, but I think everyone should try to make macaroons at least once. My dream is to one day be able to travel abroad starting on the Rhine river across Europe until I get to Spain. My most beloved pit stop? Laduree in Paris to taste their famous macarons.
One can only dream I know, but anything to take me away from the never ending Easter cake and cookie orders this week is very welcoming and if I never see a peep again it will be okay. Peeps, >_<!!! EEEEWwwwwww, nasty stuff imo.
Any who, here are some tutorials on making french macaroons as well as the website for Laduree. Don't let them intimidate you, they are fairly easy to make once you understand the technique. So put your best foot forward, (pun intended) and give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
This one uses the Le Cordon Blue technique.
This one is okay, but she gives good tips on trouble shooting if you run into problems.