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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Macarons!

I'm slightly obsessed with macarons right now. What am I saying...I am ALWAYS obsessed with macarons. This traditional french pastry is light, fruity, chewy, and one of my favorite confections. I'm working on a tv segment next week and am incorporating a fun diy project with macarons. There are lots of things you can do with macarons. I'll share the behind-the-scenes diy tips on what I will be making as we get closer to the segment airing. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you what is inspiring me today for this fun project.

First, macarons from Laduree in Paris. Can you believe I have not yet had these? Need to plan trip to Paris for these NOW!


A peek inside the Laduree shop and a glimpse of their famous macaron towers.


Macarons in many vibrant colors...true eye candy!


Wendy Kromer, a friend and one of my favorite cake designers, made this macaron cake for Martha Stewart. GORGEOUS!


Want to find out my fave macarons in New York? Come back this week for a sneak peek into one of my fave stores where I get macarons.

17 comments:

Carla Cavellucci Landi said...

This is the real "eye candy" :) Thank you for the beautiful inspiration. Looking forward for the next posts!

veron said...

I prefer the macarons at Pierre Hermé, they look and taste good. If you are obsessed with macarons welcome to the club! I've made this for a couple of brides who made this as their wedding favors even before the Martha Stewart Wedding article.

http://kitchenmusings.com/2009/01/macarons-catching-on-as-wedding-favors.html

They look especially lovely with gold dust too:
http://kitchenmusings.com/2009/09/not-quite-pierre-hermes-but-close.html

Cassidy said...

i LOVE macarons ! they're so pretty ! i unfortunatly haven't had the opportunity to try them yet :{

Elana D said...

Laduree macaroons are the best! Their packaging is also amazing. They have such exquisite boxes. Can't wait to see the segment!

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy,
They are the best Macaroons, while in London had some at Harrods. Also At Lenotre they have delicious ones.
Bonne Chance!
Rowaida Flayhan

Chic Cookies said...

I just went to Paris in November and caught the macaron bug. I posted the "what not to do" results of my first macaron-making attempt on my blog, and now I'm eager to crack the macaron code. I'll be checking in for tips!

Rashell Choo said...

I think I'm in love!! They look so yummy!!

terri said...

Hi Amy! I love macarons and have been slightly obsessed also. I have used Martha Stewarts recipe and have loved the results. It did take me 8 tries to get the little foot to look just right! Very rewarding once you understand just how to make them....looking forward to your next post on them. Terri

sabrina from crumb said...

Ladurée's packaging is so beautiful you simply have to find another use for an empty box. And you know a box of delicious, pretty macarons won't stay full for long! :)

Alejandra said...

So pretty! I'm hungry just by looking at them. Terri, thanks for sharing that Martha has a recipe in her site :)

Sissou said...

Just great I agree ! But believe me, I've tested those from Pierre Hermé one of the famoust "chef patissier" in paris and the taste is just incredible ! Combination, colours, flavours just incredible and delicious !! have a look here for the surprising flavors : http://www.pierreherme.com/data/DEPLIANT_MACARON_PHP_AH08.pdf
enjoy ;-)

Free Pretty Things For You said...

they look just way to pretty to eat!but ill do it anyways :)

Carly said...

Amy, I love everything you cerate and now, I am forever a fan. Macarons, especially from Laduree in their delicate packaging, simply ooze indulgence and luxury! Stunning inspiration!

Candy and Cake said...

beautiful!

Sew Succulent said...

Try the Financier in lower Mahattan - they're very, very good.

Mandy said...

I LOVE macaroons, too! What a gorgeous cake.

{this is glamorous} said...

ladurée macarons are pure heaven -- definitely book a trip to paris -- you'll never regret it!

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