Woman Tries To Make Macarons, Accidentally Makes Ballsack Cookies

Emma Plummer, a self-taught baker from Tucson, Arizona, had big plans to make some heart-shaped macarons for an upcoming viewing party she’s hosting for The Bachelor. Unfortunately, while well-intentioned, her cookies ended up looking more like ballsacks instead. Oops! Thankfully, she used Twitter to share the hilarious results with all of us.

  1. Generally speaking, things don’t go this wrong. Plummer makes some pretty stunning creations most of the time, but it was clear early on that things weren’t going as planned with the macarons. “I had my batter and I was following the template, but I didn’t really know what I was doing,” she told Buzzfeed News. “I was like, Wow, these are not looking that great.
  2. They got worse in the oven. While the heart-shaped cookies were originally pink, for some reason, baking them turned them more of a flesh color and really emphasized the ballsack aspect of the macarons. “They were just heart-shaped fails,” she said.
  3. Thankfully, everyone saw the humor in them. Plummer herself was cracking up when she saw the ballsack macarons when they came out of the oven. “I laughed hysterically and I sent them to our family group chat and everybody was dying over them,” she recalled. I hate to say it, but I almost think these are better than the heart shapes they were meant to be.
  4. Maybe they can be called sackarons instead? Admittedly, I can’t really take credit for that amazing name – the joke came courtesy of Meaghan Quinn, who replied to Plummer’s photograph (along with hundreds of other people) when she posted it on January 5.
  5. I think we can all agree these are just as loving as hearts. I mean, hearts are representative of love, but some people love ballsacks, so in the end, these kind of fit the bill still. Good job, Emma Plummer. You’re a true baking hero! For some of her more conventionally beautiful creations, you can check out her business Instagram page HERE.

Piper Ryan is a NYC-based writer and matchmaker who works to bring millennials who are sick of dating apps and the bar scene together in an organic and efficient way. To date, she's paired up more than 120 couples, many of whom have gone on to get married. Her work has been highlighted in The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Cut, and many more.

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