Viktorija Siskova, a macaron queen

Wednesday, August 4

Introducing Viktorija Siskova, a wonderful woman with amazing macaron skills. An avid baker and Italian meringue macaron specialist – well, that's what we think anyway! And if her recent projects in Cakes & Sugarcraft are anything to go by, you will agree. Based out of her kitchen in Norfolk in the UK, Viktorija experiments with homemade and original Italian macaron and ganache recipes. For Viktorija, taste comes first and all her macarons are made with 100% love.

These yummy pistachio strawberry tarts were made with almond sablé, almond shortbread crust, pistachio joconde sponge, strawberry confiture and whipped pistachio ganache. Decorated with fresh strawberries, pistachio flour and edible gold
These yummy pistachio strawberry tarts were made with almond sablé, almond shortbread crust, pistachio joconde sponge, strawberry confiture and whipped pistachio ganache. Decorated with fresh strawberries, pistachio flour and edible gold
This project in the November/December 2020 issue would be a great treat for a Christmas party or gathering
This project in the November/December 2020 issue would be a great treat for a Christmas party or gathering
Orange macarons filled with orange chocolate ginger ganache with salted caramel crispearls
Orange macarons filled with orange chocolate ginger ganache with salted caramel crispearls

Viktorija baked her first batch of macarons back in 2016, but her full macaron baking journey began in 2017/2018. And since then, she's been addicted. In the beginning when she was starting out, she bought lots of macaron recipe books to help her better understand the process. However, they didn't answer all her questions, so she started researching macarons online and also watched YouTube videos. She then began experimenting in the kitchen herself.

Viktorija struggled with her macarons for a long time, but she was determined to learn every aspect of the whole process. She persisted even after having failure each day for almost a year. She is the epitome of a self-taught baker! She has learned the majority of things herself and, to this day, she continues to experiment in the kitchen with her macarons, ganaches and tart recipes. Over the years and through trial and error, she has achieved her own signature Italian macaron bake and style.

Viktorija loves to experiment with flavours, techniques, colours and styles
Viktorija loves to experiment with flavours, techniques, colours and styles
Learn how to make these cute bunny shaped macarons from the March/April 2021 issue, ideal for Easter, baby showers or birthdays
Learn how to make these cute bunny shaped macarons from the March/April 2021 issue, ideal for Easter, baby showers or birthdays
Instead of using wooden ice-cream sticks, Viktorija used ice-cream waffle cones. These macarons with a classic vanilla white chocolate ganache and added strawberry confiture in the centre
Instead of using wooden ice-cream sticks, Viktorija used ice-cream waffle cones. These macarons with a classic vanilla white chocolate ganache and added strawberry confiture in the centre

When it comes to macarons, Viktorija believes the most important thing is to understand how each ingredient can affect the final result, what the right consistency is, and using accurate measurements. Her main focus at the moment is on creating new recipes, experimenting with new techniques, preparing an online course and working on new projects!

Viktorija has been a regular contributor to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine since 2020, and has been incredibly popular with its readership, through her fun, creative and easy-to-follow macaron tutorials. And there's lots more to come, so watch this space! Viktorija's on a roll!

Italian meringue macarons filled with white chocolate raspberry ganache with raspberry confiture in the centre sprinkled with freeze dried raspberry pieces
Italian meringue macarons filled with white chocolate raspberry ganache with raspberry confiture in the centre sprinkled with freeze dried raspberry pieces
Check out Viktorija
Check out Viktorija's delicious coconut strawberry tartelettes

More Information

You can learn how to make Viktorija's previously published projects by purchasing a hard or digital copy of the magazine via the Squires Kitchen Shop. You can do this by clicking on the individual issues and opening the preview pages to Look Inside at the contents page: HERE.

Contact Cakes & Sugarcraft if you have any other questions regarding the magazine or Viktorija's tutorials: enquiries@cakesandsugarcraft.com

Instagram: @viktoris_sweet_and_small

Grab a copy of the July/August 2021 issue and have a go at making these delicious G&T macarons, perfect for a summer afternoon with friends and family
Grab a copy of the July/August 2021 issue and have a go at making these delicious G&T macarons, perfect for a summer afternoon with friends and family
Why not have a play around with your macarons, making them into fun lollipops that would be great for sharing
Why not have a play around with your macarons, making them into fun lollipops that would be great for sharing
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Amazing macaron skills and original recipes