Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Macaron Nonsense

Pierre Herme macarons for Corey,watercolor, 5.5" x 7.5"Lately I've been painting macarons in bags.We can hale Pierre Herme for complete transparency.
I'm casting my vote for PH for pres on Nov 4! Only kidding. Why hide your beauty under a bushel? rhere's nothing wrong with transparent boxes for macs. But there is something about a cello bag that makes for immediate gratification. Why fuss with ribbons or scotch tape? My Cousin Bill asked me if I ever got bored painting macarons? Never! It puts me into a trance-like state. There's something about painting round shapes (my fav shape) in pretty colors that is almost as satisfying as eating them. I discovered this morning that I only have 83 pictures of macarons in my Flickr pics out of 1,000+! How can this be? MORE MACS TO COME! I feel as if I don't have enough delegates.
A PB reader asked me if the scent of macarons lingers the boxes I've collected?
Sadly no. I checked and there is no scent. But I will be doing much sniffing in Paris in 21 days I promise you
BONNE MARDI toute le monde!

28 comments:

  1. How dare you post all of these photos of macarons before I've eaten any breakfast! I would just love one pistachio macaron with my cappuccino.

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  2. Frustrated baker!9:34 AM

    How dare you post all of these macarons before mine have come out of the oven!!!

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  3. Okay, me too...need one of those to crunch on here with my tea....it is probably pathetic or deviant or very telling that I love the cellophanes and boxes too!

    Imagine Paris in 21 days!!! Now there is something fabulous to wake up to .

    Beautiful bagged macarons. I can hear them crinkle.

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  4. They are beyond words! The color, the shape, the perfection! 80+ is a good start but it's funny how you never get tired of painting them and we never get tired of looking at them! What's happening in 21 days?
    xoc

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  5. Dear Paris Apartment,
    I'LL BE IN PARIS IN 21 DAYS!!!
    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :)

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  6. grace under pressure10:22 AM

    Feeling Macaron Misery Deprivation here...
    A.K.A. as MMD
    Need a ticket to ride.

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  7. Macaron Nonsense. Should be titled Macaron Madness. ;*)

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  8. Carol, nice job on the cellophane! That's so delicate and sweet. I love it!

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  9. You so have enough macarons in this one post to create a macaron chandelier worthy of the Laduree salon.;-)

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  10. How about posting a recipe for these lovely treats? I'd love to give them a try.

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  11. Love the painting. I can hear the crackle of the cellophane.

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  12. MAFATU, Please visit Tartelette, Royal Queen/chef of Macarons for recipes.
    And she is FRENCH too!
    http://www.tartelette.blogspot.com/
    GARY, we will do Macaron Madness next time..maybe tomorrow
    BIG MERCI

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  13. A beautiful Tuesday to you to! :-)

    I am in awe, all those gorgeous macaron images, painted and photographed! Bravissima!

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  14. To you too! ;-)

    Once upon a time I knew how to spell.

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  15. A craquer!!!!
    Manon

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  16. Beautiful macaron paintings....yes, I agree a cello bag is so cute. I never get tired of making them ...so many flavors so little time. I'm thinking of a mango-saffron one...

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  17. Oh and I just got PH's macaron book...still drooling over it...now I need to translate it. time to make use of my lessons from the Tartelette.

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  18. Sophia1:56 PM

    I ordered the Pierre Herme Macaron book from Amazon.fr last week—can’t wait to see it

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  19. Hi Carol,

    I was just checking out the macarons in our bakery here in Antony-- They have flavors such as: mojito, bulle de fraise, sangria, and some other interesting ones... And.. they just changed their packaging to really pretty hot pink/bright orange cookie boxes....

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  20. I have to say I'm a plain vanilla kind of macaron girl.
    Just give me a CARAMEL macaron and I am in heaven. I love lemon and passion fruit too. Raspberry in a pinch. all those exotic flavors are for me like hot pepper chocolate. No reason to go over the top IMO :)

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  21. The best fruit de la passion /chocolat from Pierre Hermé!!!!!! Love it!

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  22. julie6:44 PM

    Hi Carol,
    I stumbled across your blog recently and your paintings are beautiful! And they make me hungry... :)

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  23. I will be in Paris in 22 days.Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee:)

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  24. Ehehehe...my husband Bill asks if I ever get tired of making macarons....Sacre bleu non!!
    Love all these pictures!

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  25. Finally got some berets for you!
    Ever noticed that they look like macaron halves? ;-)

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  26. Thanks for the info on the recipe, but the address was down.

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  27. Oh I'm all for transparency. I like to see what I am getting.

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