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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A New Kind of Cupcake

I am a HUGE cupcake fan. I love how they look all frosted and piled up on a tiered platter in their pretty cupcake holders. I know that many people out there would agree with me that cupcakes are a timeless party favorite that have been, and will be, around forever. So you can imagine my surprise when I read a recent article proposing that macarons, the highly fashionable French pastry, might be the new cupcake. Honestly, I have never had a macaron but I am definitely going to have to try my hand at a recipe because, of course, I need to see what all the fuss is about! What I know so far is that 1. they are a highly fashionable pastry and that there are many bakeries out there solely devoted to them 2. They are a beautiful pastry and can be made in almost any flavor 3. They are hard to make right and are therefore an even bigger luxury. I'm not resigning my cupcake position but, I may very well be on my way to discovering another garden party treasure!

Macaron Recipe - Brave enough to try your hand at it? Let me know how it turns out!

More on Macarons here!

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