I have to confess it. I'm obsessed with French Macarons.
It is not only the light, delicate and delicious inherent meringue almond taste of macarons what captivates me, it is also the endless aesthetic possibilities, and all the amazing artistic arrangements that you can make with them!
Below is an image of one of my first macaron topiary!.
I made it to be exhibited at a bridal show, hence my favorite color palette...Sugar Realm's Aquamarine with a bit of black and some gold accents!
For those of you new to the world of macarons, here is a brief and simplified note on what they are:
"A French macaron is a sweet meringue-based confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, ground almonds, and food colouring. Macarons are commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies"
I also have to confess that french macarons are quite difficult and expensive to make. They fail with the the minimum weather, technique and temperature change...and quite often, and out of the blue, they do not rise properly!
Macaron making is about technique, love for the craft and perseverance!
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Hello, My name is Ileana Saldivia. Venezuelan born and adopted daughter of Cincinnati, OH, where I reside with my husband and kids. I'm an Architect by trade and a professional baker. I created this Sugar Realm all for myself, and now, I share it with you! It's like my third child, and it makes me IMMENSELY happy. Thank you for being part of my sugar kingdom.