In the past there have been some unforgettable kiddie food-making gadgets, such as the Snoopy Snowcone Machine and the ever popular Easy Bake Oven. But kids these days seem to be more multi-cultural, becoming foodies at an early age and developing more sophisticated palates. Moreover, kids get to pick from tons of innovative food machines, like the Simpsons Doughnut Maker, Circus Animals Waffle Maker, Mickey Mouse Mini Pancakes Maker, Cook Joy Sandwich and Cookie Maker, and now, the Hajimete Macaroon Maker.
Macaroons (we’re talking the are small, colorful cookies with the crunchy-but-chewy meringuey outsides and the soft, creamy insides, from French patisseries) are pieces of heaven that are often hard to get unless you’re lucky enough to live near a French bakery. With the Hajimete Macaroon Maker, you and your kids can concoct a delightful batch of “biscuits” any time.
Notice that there is a bunny template, among other fun shapes, with which to make adorable bunny-shaped macaroons for Easter. That’s not to say that bunnies are only allowed to make an appearance once a year. Just ask Hugh Hefner.
Hopefully the instructions in Japanese won’t throw you off too badly, but the process ought to be straight-forward since the product is intended for kids 8 years and up. Your kid will feel like a world-class pastry chef with his/her own pink macaroon-looking mixing bowl (a bowl that actually mixes with a turn of the crank), cookie templates, piping bags and tools. The set doesn’t come with an oven, but that’s a good thing since the Japanese were clever enough to figure that kids + ovens = disaster.
The Hajimete Macaroon Maker features:
- Set for making macaroon deserts
- Suitable for children aged 8 years and over
- Includes: mixing bowl, guide sheets (with templates), spoon, scraper, piping bag (x2)
- Instruction manual: Japanese
Be one of the first to have the Hajimete Macaroon Maker, available at Japan Trend Shop for $49 US plus shipping.
These are French macrons, not macaroons.