Monday, 10 October 2011

Pink Chocolate Macaron Pops!

I have been so busy, and I have missed MacAttack two months in a row...definitely did not want to miss this month's Pinkarons...a tribute to Cancer.....
To me fighting cancer is like fighting another war...but the enemy is one that sleeps in and slip in! I lost two loved ones after their brave battle with cancer last year, my dear sister in law who was only 31 lost the fight against acute leukemia and a dear blogger friend lost when her cancer relapsed...I can never forget the daunting moments.....

I guess what one can do is just be cautious....live a healthy living, cancer thrives on sugar, so to reduce your sugar intake....easy to speak but how can one shy away from sugar when one enjoys baking and indulging in desserts...yikes...and that one person is moi! ....apart from this sugary goodies i only take a third of a teaspoon of sugar with my coffee, but i cant live without rice...my sins...
...after dodging my check-ups all these years, I have started going for my routines from last year, yup a pap smear is a must for all childbearing women, for this year mine's due this month! What a coincidence! I have been told by my gynae that for a woman who has delivered several times, the risk for ovarian cancer is high...whoaa....but god forbid....I'll do my pap smear...and so must you!
....and for MacTweet...here's Pink Chocolate Macaron Pops...I added vanilla bean seeds and a teaspoon of cocoa powder and added some pink colour powder in the shell to result in this! The filling is Dark Chocolate Ganache using the locally made Beryl's Dark Chocolate Chips...awesome yes...but not so happy for those who are battling this sickness cancer..... 
...here's to mac-attack-24-pink-october-macarons ! Have a fabulous week you alls!

17 comments:

cahya indah said...

The pink color is so lovely. Several of my family members have battled with cancer before, even my mom. I'm praying she'll be healthy now after that one time. And I suppose I have to start going for regular check-ups after this.

Edi said...

i pun dah 2 tahun x buat pap smear. thks for reminding.

pink ribbons tu pun kak yani buat?! haha.. rajinnyer.. love the mac pops.

Jamie said...

I am so sorry for your loss; losing two wonderful lives and so young is a tremendous thing to deal with (I know) and the only single good thing to come out of such sadness and tragedy is our understanding at how precious life is and that we need to take the best care of ourselves. That said, your beautiful little macpops are perfect for Pink October, beautiful. So glad you are back baking with us!

mrs plain-june said...

love the invention! looks yummy! nampak macam red velvet mac pun ada :D

Sizuka said...

wow k.yani! the colour is so inviting!!

KG said...

chaya indah, yup...wt cancer you can either look at it positively or the other way round...it's like god telling you that you time is near...either way it's devastating...

KG said...

edi, you masih muda...boleh dimaafkan lagi! pink ribbons..i got frm bobby brown, got my new lippy kebetulan!

KG said...

jamie, we all have to thank you for having mactweet...it's a sounding board for all mac makers!

KG said...

ju...inspired by my pink choc lipstick!

KG said...

sizuka...we miss you! hope you are back on track...easier sd than done, i know....

Andrea Reh said...

These are beautiful - I very much need to learn how to make les macarons!

Andrea x

Jill Colonna said...

What a beautiful post and gorgeous macarons as pops with their bows. Stunning and helpful reminder to us all about keeping up with smear tests and keeping an eye on things. So sorry to hear about your family loss and so young. Last week we had a family friend who left us at 46. It's devastating. Your macarons are so beautiful.

AzeedA said...

o my.. Jill Colonna was here! *fainted*

TQ kak yani for reminding.. my pap smear due august.. insya Allah will do it nxt week!

hmmmm when can selit my mac order ni? :)

Lora said...

Perfectly gorgeous pink pops! A beautiful and tasty reminder for us all to take better care of ourselves.

ailovebaking.com said...

Thank you for sharing your story and these beautiful macaron pops are a great tribute.

thelittleloaf said...

Love the idea of pink chocolate, and this is a touching tribute to all those women out there who've been touched and hurt by this terrible disease.

Deeba PAB said...

A moving and evocative post, with the prettiest macaron pops I've ever seen. Thank you for the huge PINK shout out. Reminds me to go for my smear! Thank you for joining us at Mactweets this PINK month Yani! Means a lot to us!

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