Monday, October 20, 2008

Sophia's Piece Montee

Piece Montee de Macarons,watercolor on Etsy,sold 5.5" x 7.5"
I've become joined at the hip in more ways than one with these piece montee de macarons.


Sophia's Montee de Macarons,watercolor on Etsy, 5.5" x 7.5"

Sophia requested a painting of a piece montee to go with her fabulous mini pastry shop.
She wrote: I’ve been thinking about colors all this dreary, rainy afternoon....I think what I love best are pinks (framboise, fraise, rose, cassis) and greens (pistache), pale orange (abricot) and yellow (citron).


What I love to eat is caramel au beurre sale, praline, pain d’epices and marron. So think about what you could do with that palette and I’m sure I will love it!

 Hmmm...well I took another look at her mini shop and instantly decided to make a painting like this piece montee.

Just one color and covered in
Photo by Mercotte 
Yummy thin strands of caramel.. This picture is from French Macaron Queen, Mercotte.

I may never get around to making real macarons. But I could certainly dribble caramel all over them. THIS I could do most happily. How about you?
I just might be able to re-create this piece montee de fruits from Chateau Vaux le Vicomte with some spit, polish and a few toothpicks
BON LUNDI!

19 comments:

Anne Corrons said...

Ah, les piรจces montรฉes! We always eat them for a celebration in France. I'm not a big fan, but with the macarons, I can't say no!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Here I am working ... bored ... so I see you've updated and pop across to find out what today holds at Paris Breakfasts .... mwaaaaaa - delicious!!!!!

Janice C. Cartier said...

Ooh good choice. I love those strands and strands of caramel wrapped gleefully around a profiterole tower... si charmante this mini...what a cool project.
Tick tock..a few more days and you will be sniffing out the real ones!

Anonymous said...

Yummy even if it is a mini wheres my glass of milk ready to dig in!

Anonymous said...

Sweeeeeeet !!!!

Anonymous said...

It would be fun to construct one of these...but what kind of glue would you use?
Caramel would work...

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love the paintings. Lucky Sophia. :)
Macarons make wonderful still lifes for photos and paintings.
not to mention for eating. :))

Anonymous said...

Oooh la la!!
Love these water colors!! Especially the closeup!!
You are too much!!

Thank for stopping by today.
You brightened my day!!

xox
Constance

Fifi Flowers said...

YUMMY watercolour!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol....
A Parisophille in Philly just sent this to me.. Don't know if you have already read it...

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/style/2008/10/macaron-attack.html#entry-more

Leesa

Anonymous said...

Love the close-up perspective on this one!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the swirly carammel concoction!!! That's my fav-anything gooey caramel PLUS macarons = THE TOP!

A Brush with Color said...

Wonderful,Carol! All wrapped up in delicious swirls--looks elegant and pretty!

simon said...

yes I certainly could!

Anonymous said...

I think your piece montee is a croquembouche - little balls made of choux paste and glued into the tree shape with hot caramelized sugar. Then the sugar it drizzled into strands (cooked to the hard crack stage) usually referred to as spun sugar. But, no matter, because i think the macaron piece montee would be soooo much tastier!

Olha Pryymak said...

mmmm It's just a bit off your topic, but what a nice watercolor you could make of the fruit arrangements in the last picture! Looking forward to those ;)

French Fancy... said...

Our favourite restaurant served a fantastic amuse bouche the last time we went. It was a macaron flavoured with squid ink and I wish I'd had my camera to show you this dark black feast for the lips.

Next time, I promise.

Parisbreakfasts said...

THANKS olechko..
You read my mind...
I've been thinking of painting that fruit montee...
But do I need to return to Chateau Vaux le Vicomte to do it? ? ?
Hmmm...
Jeanette - it is a Framboise MACARON Montee...HUMPH!

Di Overton said...

No no it's not nice to spit on people's fruit.