According to Wikipedia the a macaron (/mɑːˈkæ rɵŋ/ mah-KÆ-rhon) is a sweet confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring. The macaron is commonly filled with buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. They are predominantly a French confection and are even sold at some McDonald's in France!!
I distinctly remember the first time I ever had a French macaron. I was with my best friend out on a rare window shopping trip down Montana Ave in Santa Monica. We were having the best time and decided to walk into this small French bakery to make it even better. These little round discs caught my eye because first off, I've never seen them before and second, they came in so many colors! Sweet pastel pink, green, blue, purple - you had to just imagine what these colors could taste like.
To my surprise they were crispy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside, like a tiny crispy cake! After that I would never forget them and in fact became a little obsessed with them since I had no idea when I would see them (soon after the little French bakery on Montana closed). Luckily, they caught on like wildfire here in LA. There are huge varieties of unique flavors like the green tea and rose at Jin Patisserie on Abbot Kinney.
If you've never had a French macaron yourself I definitely advise you to seek some out! You won't regret it and if you are already a French macaron lover like me or know one you can express your love for them with the French Macaron Earrings in the Little Sweet Thing Store!
Little Sweet Thing was born out of Karen's obsession with Cupcakes! When she couldn't find the perfect cupcake ring to wear she made one and now she is sharing her love of all things sweet with the world!