Need dessert? Superhero macarons come to the rescue

By Caitlin Basilio Photos By ANTHONY CONSILLIO  August 9, 2015

Cake Works, a baked-goods sanctuary located right across the street from Hawaiian Humane Society, is everything its name suggests and more. As a team, chef and owner Abigail Langlas and her staff work together to create all things sweet, including cakes, French macarons, cookies and cupcakes.

Their latest venture? Character-inspired French macarons ($4 each).

“We’ve been playing around with decorative ones for a while now,” says Langlas.

Inspired by characters ranging from Winnie the Pooh, Pokemon, Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc. and the superheroes from The Avengers, Langlas and her team work to create beautiful and yummy desserts.

“These are hand painted; we do a lot of different, cute things,” she describes. “We started doing (decorated French macarons) for Kawaii Con, and then we did them for Comic Con.”

French macarons continue to grow in popularity, and it’s easy to understand why. Not only are they cute and colorful, but they’re full of flavor as well. Their outer cookie layer is made with a meringue and almond-flour base.

“It’s a little bit of a delicate process,” explains Langlas. “Our filling is usually a chocolate filling, either white or dark chocolate that we then flavor.”

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