Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tour des Macarons

Les Macarons a la cupid,watercolor, 5.5" x 7.5

Brought back by popular request and to help you adjust to the upcoming excess on this Thursday.

More macaron piece montees - this one the first I spied at Pierre Herme on rue Bonaparte.
Macarons a la,watercolor on Etsy,5.5" x 7.5

A managable tower of macs - well I could manage it.
Definitely for a festive party occasion from Gerard Mulot... Oddly grey-colored macarons? What do you think? Odd or edible? Lenotre had this swirling tower of macarons in their shop and I stole a shot.A quite unique fruit and (no not veg), but macaron tower from Dalloyau at Gallerie Lafayette.At the Salon du Chocolat, this very real tree of pistache macarons from Sadaharu Aoki.No macs but a very attractive tower of coffee cups in Cafe Richard's boutique window.

Strictly fruit for those abstaining from pumpkin pie, seen at Chateau Vaux le Vicomte. A tower of French marshmallows or guimauve anyone?Dalloyau's chocolate tower before I got the chastising finger. At Printemps, these towers of Xmas lights - inedible I'm afraid...


  1. Anonymous10:00 AM

    That's it! I'm trying to be good. I set a goal (in the interest of keeping a flat stomach) to not eat any macarons until December 1 - when the églantine, figue & foie gras macarons arrive at Pierre Hermé. But thanks to your post today - with the mouth-watering photos and beautiful illustrations - I'm losing my resolve and am ducking out of the office to head to Pierre's. Thanks!

  2. Anonymous10:10 AM

    So many variations on such a yummy a theme...

  3. Anonymous10:12 AM

    It is prety amazing how they come up with these concoctions!
    No end of innovation amongst these Parisians.

  4. Anonymous10:17 AM

    Those cherubs are so cute I just want to pinch their little chunky hienys! You are getting better and better in your watercolor endeavors, without losing your special flair(s) that make you unique. I would love for my 6th grader to email you some questions (she's an aspiring artist) would that be OK?
    And as for those macarons, I think I will have to make some today! They are a real pain to make in the humidity of Florida, but oh so worth it!! (French pastries are MY art, and achilles LOL!)
    Have a wonderful day and keep those creative juices flowing,
    Cake Bunny
    Robynn-Could you send some our way???

  5. You, mon amie, take the macaron to new heights!:-)

  6. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Higher and higher, towering over even the Eiffel tower...

  7. Anonymous2:12 PM

    let me just say how much I enjoy visiting your blog – everyday!

    Corey Amaro sent me about 2 months ago and I haven’t been the same since…

    I should have sent this message earlier but as I am leaving for Paris tomorrow (!), here’s my question:

    How long do macarons keep?
    I’d love to bring some home for “nifty gifties” but am concerned about freshness factor.

    I’ll get home on a Saturday – still okay for the office on Monday?

    Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!


  8. I would say macarons can keep for 3-7 days tops rather than weeks, but I know some keep them for weeks, even months in the fridge and freezer.
    Bon chance et bon voyage1

  9. Anonymous2:38 PM

    I have visions of macarons dancing in my head!
    THANKS for la grand tour de MACARONS!!!

  10. Those watercolors are divine, Carol! You sure got those cherubs "down!" I love them! Happy holidays!

  11. oh my.. Those are great towers of goodies. yummm. love the paintings as usual.

  12. Anonymous4:16 PM

    Oh my gosh!!!!!

    I am going down to Oslo for two days. I wonder if there will be time for a macaroon or three....

  13. Anonymous4:35 PM

    oh la la, ca va tomber ;-)


  14. Anonymous4:36 PM

    Wow, that's putting macarons on a pedestal. How holy art thou!

  15. Anonymous4:41 PM

    What beautiful images.


  16. I want a tour de macarons for my wedding!!!!!!!!!

  17. Anonymous9:20 PM

    When will those shopkeepers learn which side their bread is buttered on? Our national budget deficit pales in comparision with the macaron deficit! Why dozens - no - hundreds and thousands of Americans with no interest in France whatsoever are now poised to take that trans-Altantic jaunt in pursuit of macarons, macarons and more macarons. Listen up, shopkeepers: Leave PB ALONE!!!!

  18. Anonymous3:07 AM

    Your 2 busy Cupids are adorable...
    I like this watercolour "Macarons à la Cupidon"!
    Were they struggling with their "pièce montée" when you were visiting Salon du Chocolat in Vaux Le Vicomte?

  19. Hi
    I love your blog:) The pictures are stunning and I will defiantly come back:) I have added you to my favorite blogs. Thanks for the eye candy. Superb!

  20. I love to see towers of food. Do you ever get the urge to sit on the top? I do

  21. Anonymous2:16 AM

    Maybe those "grey" macs are licorice flavoured?


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