Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cutest. Macarons. Ever.

I'm about to show you something that is going to elicit a "squeee" from you. Get ready.
frankenstein macarons from the book, Gourmet French Macarons by Mindy Cone
Y'all.  Seriously?!?  Those are MACARONS!!!  I'm so in love with them. 

Gourmet French Macarons by Mindy Cone, book review
Let me introduce you to a little book called Gourmet French Macarons by Mindy Cone.  I mean, as if round macarons aren't cute enough, Mindy includes over 75 flavors and shaped macarons in her book.  75!!!

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The beginning of the book is filled with very detailed how-to's...along with tips and ingredients needed to decorate them.
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The book even comes with a CD of templates for shaping macarons.

Let me show you a few:
hamburger macarons from the book, Gourmet French Macarons by Mindy Cone

frankensteinengagement ring macarons from the book, Gourmet French Macarons by Mindy Cone
....engagement rings!!!

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Don't even get me started over the recipes for fillings.  Ok, get me started.  Here's a sampling: peanut butter whipped buttercream, coconut swiss meringue, mango curd, eggnog filling, cookies and get the idea.

The book is just BEYOND cute.  Beyond.  So cute that I brought it along to our carpool pick-up and another mom and I stood around and squealed over every turn of the page. 
(I'm sure it was not at all embarrassing to our teenagers.)

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I cannot wait to make each and every variation.  Buy it, put it on your Christmas list, search it out at your local bookshop.  Check it out.

Gourmet French Macarons by Mindy Cone.  I think it belongs in your kitchen.


  1. OH. My Word. LOVE, Love, Love it!!!!

  2. The Frankenstein is sooooo adorable! But oh, that little burger, too! :-)

  3. I'm have never made Macarons - but these are so cute!!

  4. OMG I haven't seen this book. I love it and it comes with a CD how great. I love making macarons but find I don't make them too often especially since I need to replace the battery in my scale. Thank you so much for sharing this. I will be ordering this on Amazon today. Darling, darling macaron creations. ;-)

  5. thank you so much for your sweet words and for sharing about the book!!! it means so much to me! {the franken-macs are my fav too!}

  6. I'm expecting my copy in the mail any day now. I can't wait to try these out!

  7. Those really ARE cute macaroons. Why do I always want to put that second O in macarons? Anyway- what a cute idea and great book! xo Diana

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  9. Stop it! Those are kuh-ra-zy cute! I just got the book Les Petits Macarons but now I think I have to have this one, too!

  10. so cute! what a fun book, it's going on my "list" for sure.

  11. Your book was delivered yesterday from Amazon and it is darling. I look forward to trying some of your creations.

  12. Ah.. mourning for these cute little macarons. I look forward into trying these. Especially with Halloween coming up, these would be perfect for a feast. These will so be on my wish list for sure ;)

  13. After many (and I mean MANY) failed attempts to make French Macaroons, I definitely have to purchase this!
    Thanks for the recommendation :D


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