Lékué Macaron Kit
The nonstick silicone mat has ridges to keep macarons from overlapping and is oven safe up to 428°F. Mat makes 24 macarons.
The DecoMax Pen easily and evenly dispenses batter. Pen can also be used to pipe borders and designs on desserts. The wide opening is easy to fill and easy to clean.
- Manufactuer: Lékué
- Includes: Nonstick silicone mat, recipe book, DecoMax Pen, six tips and a cap for easy storage
- Material: Silicone. BPA-free
- Care: Dishwasher safe
- Warranty: Lékué offers a 10 year warranty for manufacturer’s defects, and will replace any item with the same or similar item, if the item fails during use. Warranty not effective for commercial use
- Manufactured in Spain. Assembled in China
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The baking sheet is by far the best part of the kit. It makes it easy to portion the macaron mixture, even though it still needs a bit of practice.
The container for the dough only works ok. Obviously it is supposed to work with air pressure and the container is not air tight enough. I had to open the lid several times while working (to 'refill' the air). I filled it not more than half, maybe that was too much.
I guess my biggest issue is that there is a lot of wasted dough in end because it just can't all be pushed out of the container and you still have get a good feeling for portioning.
So in the end I will use the baking sheet but I might use a piping bag for the mixture
And though I heard a lot of people don't like the piping bag, I really like it. I don't like piping bags because I find them hard to wash and dry properly. This is easy to fill, and very easy to wash and dry. I haven't had a problem getting 99% of the batter out - sure it's not as easy as a traditional piping bag, but it's doable.
I like this kit so much I'm thinking of buying these as gifts this year
Anyway, making it the first time (made salted caramel flavor) for me was a success and looked like they were professionally made, and all in the kit were easy to clean.
Best part of the kit is having a recipe for it.
Overall, I'm giving it four stars and it is a keeper for me. I think the price of $40 is pricey
The shell recipe is very easy to follow and it gives you the exact guidance on resting the batter and cooking time, so just follow it. Still have to develop my filling skills, because I made my own fillings not following the recipes in the booklet, so they turned out to be a little too liquid. You can probably make a buttercream and use the pen to fill the shells.
I had no problem using amost all the batter, wasing not more than with a regular sleeve. Cleaning was really easy too.
I definitely recommend this product. Wish it came with an extra mat (but you can find one at amazon).
Questions & Answers
I'm interested in the kit, but would like an additional baking sheet so I could do two batches at a time. Can just the sheet be purchased separately