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Michaleen from Portage, WI

Michaleen participated in 2018 Week 9: Patisserie, and attempted the Petits Fours Challenge. Let's see how they did!

How do you rate your baking performance?

Rocked it.

Have fun giving your creation a name and please describe your recipe.

Farmers Market Petits Fours: Mini Queen Anne's lace simple syrup soaked pound cakes with layers of vanilla buttercream and blueberry, covered in a vanilla bean glaze. Mini dark chocolate zucchini cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese buttercream. Vanilla macarons filled with lavender, honey, white chocolate ganache and topped with candied lavender.

Tell us about your creation's final texture after baking. Are you happy with it?

I'm never making macarons again unless someone pays me. Happy with it? After, like, the third batch.

Detail how you added a Wisconsin twist to your flavors or presentation.

Inspired by a typical Saturday morning Dane Co. Farmers Market run! Zucchini for all the veggie stands, lavender for the beautiful bouquets, honey for the honey man (you know, the guy with the hat!), blueberry for the fruit vendors, and Queen Anne's lace jam for that one jam stand with the EXTENSIVE collection of strange jams and jellies.