Birthday Macarons

by Valerie on April 7, 2009 · 12 comments

As part of my husband’s birthday festivities, we stopped by ACKC to pick up some Michel Patisserie macarons. I am SO glad ACKC now sells them.

Aren’t they pretty. The slightly cracked one is chocolate, which was a darker, almost nutty, chocolate flavor. The pale pink is cherry – now I don’t usually like cherry flavored nothing because it reminds me of cough syrup, but Michel Patisserie really pulled this one off well – it’s a light subtle cherry. The green is pistachio, which was nice, but the two homeruns were the passion fruit (the speckled macaron) and the salted caramel. Both were amazing – strong true flavors and just absolutely lovely. The texture of all 5 macarons had a wonderful combination of slightly crunchy, yet delicate and pillowy and almondy. Every birthday should include macarons!

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1 Carolyn April 7, 2009 at 3:59 am

mmm i looooove les macarons!! my fave is the giant pistachio one found at Paul, the famous boulangerie/patisserie in Paris đŸ˜‰


2 Rosa's Yummy Yums April 7, 2009 at 4:19 am

Macarons are so good! These look fat and pretty!




3 Noodlegirl April 7, 2009 at 4:37 am

oh yummilicous


4 April 7, 2009 at 5:35 am

Passionfruit? seriously?!?!?!? yum, you lucky girl. (are you sure it’s not your birthday?)


5 Cherrye Moore April 7, 2009 at 10:53 am

Yum. Yesterday was my mom’s birthday-can I have hers??


6 michelle | bleeding espresso April 7, 2009 at 11:46 am

Happy birthday to hubby! What a lucky guy :)


7 City Girl April 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Carolyn – ooh, giant macarons. how fun!!

Rosa – fat and delicious is exactly right :) They’re like happy little pillows :)

Noodlegirl – indeed!

Renaissancetrophywife – the passionfruit is really the standout of the bunch.

Cherrye – sure! Did you have these when you lived in Paris? I wish I had made a point to have them when I was last in Paris (2001) :(

Michelle – yup – he has me AND macarons within a 10 minute walk. Or maybe it’s the other way round? LOL.


8 Michelle April 7, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I have to try these! I’ve seen them in so many places! Love the colors especially. :)


9 StickyGooeyCreamyChewy April 8, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Oh, how I wish there was someplace around here to buy macarons! They look so lovely! The last time I had one was when I was in Paris over 2 years ago. I’d make my own, but I’m too scared. Sigh…..


10 City Girl April 9, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Michelle – I love the colors too :) It seems the cherry one was specifically for cherry blossom time too!

Susan/StickyGooeyCreamyChewy – They are so gorgeous. I am hoping they are the next big thing after cupcakes and become available more


11 Chessa! April 10, 2009 at 5:00 pm

mmmm….delish! I agree…every birthday, maybe even every day, should include macarons!


12 City Girl April 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Chessa – great minds think alike!


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