Monday, September 21, 2009

Piece Montee

This piece montee was in Pierre Herme's rue Bonaparte shop...
Piece Montee de macarons, original art, 5.5" x 7.5"

I am ever obsessed with these tall stacks of macarons and so fun to paint! I am soooo tempted to invest in one of these strictly for research of course. I love this logo for the French Bakery association...I love the way you see these all over Paris decorating whatever like Xmas trees - here at Le Valentin...At the chateau...
Lenotre has made their piece montee into a twirly tall tower...
Saduharu Aoki's real tree of macarons at last year's Salon du Chocolat...
Wouldn't it be fun if these were giant macarons climbing up the sides of the Eiffel Tower and it was for REAL...say for Macaron Day in Paris?
This is Sophia's tower of carmalized macarons...
She created this mini tea salon...dreamy non?
BONJOUR LUNDI!

16 comments:

  1. Ummmm. I'm going back to Paris in October, and you've alerted me to all the different places to enjoy macarons -- visually as well as gastronomically. There's a limit to how many macarons I can eat...but now I'm looking forward to just viewing them.

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  2. Linda8:40 AM

    Just got back from the trip to France. Toulouse for an art class, Provance and finished up for three days in Paris before flying home. Saw these little trees and am enjoying your site even more after the trip - keep up the good work - really look forward to it.
    Linda

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  3. The Eiffel Tower covered with macarons, eh? That would be something to see, bien sur. Charming, as always, m'lle.

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  4. Sophia10:36 AM

    Thanks for showing my mini piece! Here’s my piece montee macaron

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  5. back to the macs!

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  6. Emilie10:37 AM

    I think that's a croquembouche
    Check:
    http://www.chefdecuisine.com/cuisine/learn/choux/CROQUEMBOUCHE.asp

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  7. oodwalker10:38 AM

    I do love your painting of the mac tower with the leeeeetle birdie! Well, actually, I LOVE all your paintings!

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  8. Oh I remember these well from childhood days in rural France...actually, I had no idea what macarons were at the time, since my French family did not subscribe to their pleasures (my grandmother had her own repertoire of desserts) so this is the only way I ever noticed them. I assumed they ALL grew on trees!

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  9. I love these towers- they are so chic and would make such a great alternative to the standard Xmas decorations! Thank you again for such eye candy xo

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  10. If I could find some wax ones I would love to make a tower for Ghost Furniture. What do you think? :)

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  11. I think that is the first time that I've seen the pyramid arrangement of macarons - very cute idea!

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  12. Looks delicious..and fun to make..maybe I could "try" to make one with my kids ;)

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  13. Coming back in October... Is there any place where they sell macarons that you have not visited? There may be a few! You have created a macaron fashion!

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  14. Are they actually allowed to sell that champagne in a bakery - no liquor license?

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  15. Hi, I am opening a macaron shop soon. Have been reading your blog for a while, very interested in your drawings of Paris, bring a lot of memories of life in Paris...

    Do you sell those drawings? Would be great to have them in my shop :-)

    Please email me for further discussion, lindagoong@gmail.com

    Regards,

    Linda

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