Treatsie At Home Baking Kits Review – August 2016
Treatsie At Home Baking Kits include the pre-measured ingredients, recipes, decorations, and tools you need to bake a dessert from scratch. (You provide the eggs and dairy.)
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The Subscription Box: Treatsie At Home Baking Kits
The Cost: $19.95 per month with a recurring subscription. (Single boxes are available for $24.95.)
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The Products: Everything you need (except dairy) to make “Instagram-worthy treats” from scratch
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This month’s recipe is for Birthday Cake French Macarons!
I received a full-color booklet with detailed recipe instructions.
The ingredients needed for every step of the recipe are clearly outlined. Color pictures accompany every step.
This box contained everything I needed (except eggs and butter) to make the provided recipe. In addition to sugar, sprinkles, macaron mix, and frosting mix, I also received two piping bags, a piping tip, parchment, and a piping guide.
Treatsie suggested using either parchment or a silpat mat for lining the baking trays. I decided to do one tray of each, just to see if there would be a difference between the two.
To begin, I whipped four egg whites with some sugar.
I then folded in the provided Macaron Mix, until the batter reached a glue-like consistency.
Next, I transferred the batter into a piping bag.
Using the provided piping guide, I piped the macarons. (My macarons had little peaks on the top, so I smoothed them out with the back of a spoon.)
I topped the macarons with sprinkles, and I allowed them to sit for about 30 minutes to dry out a little.
After resting for 30 minutes, I baked them in a 300 degree oven.
The instructions suggested a baking time of 18 minutes, but mine were done in about 12.
While I waited for the macarons to cool, I made the filling by whipping the provided frosting mix with butter and a little water.
When the macarons reached room temperature, I removed removed them from the trays and piped in the filling. (I didn’t have any difficulty removing the macarons from the trays. They came off cleanly from both the parchment and silpat.)
I’m so impressed with how these turned out! The sprinkles are so cute, and I love that the filling is just a little pink.
The shells have a subtle almond flavor, and the texture is perfect— crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. The filling is sweet and creamy, and it contains multi-colored pieces of coarse sugar that provide a nice crunch.
Macarons are notoriously tricky, and I think Treatsie did a great job of simplifying the mixing and baking process.
Verdict: I’m really impressed with my first Treatsie Baking Kits. Macarons can be extremely intimidating, and I think that Treatsie did a great job of demystifying the process. Their recipe was clear and easy to follow, and I’m so pleased with how the recipe turned out. The Birthday Cake French Macarons are delicious and adorable! Determining value for a box like this is tricky, but I’m happy with the $19.95 price. I can definitely recommend this box for avid home bakers and dessert lovers alike. This is the first Treatsie Baking Kit, and I can’t wait to see what dessert will be featured next month!
Do you like to bake? Will you give Treatsie At Home Baking Kits a try?