A couple posts ago I mentioned how excited I was for the Oscars, not to gawk at the fashion on the red carpet or even to see how awkward James Franco and Anne Hathaway would be at hosting, but to THEME things. Yes, yes I love to theme! So I came up with an award winning dessert for the Best Original Macaron category: (Black Swan) Rose Water and Black Sesame Macarons.
Let me explain the themage... Ok, so the macaron shells were white and delicately flavored with rose water to represent Nina's (Natalie Portman's character) innocence and daintiness.
And, if you have seen the film, you know throughout it Nina is both fighting against and fighting for her inner dark side, which I represented by putting the black sesame buttercream between the 2 white shells. The dark color and slight bitterness of the sesame echo Nina's emotions and edge when the Black Swan shines forth.
I know, I may have thought to deeply about it. I told you, I like to theme!
And the Oscar goes too...?