Feast your eyes (and later your stomach) on these sinfully delicious confections, the wedding macarons! Discover their difference with macaroons and what makes them French, instead of Italian. We bring you wedding macaron cakes, favors and wedding french macarons galore. Enjoy!
Macarons have taken over weddings. Why not present them in a stunningly different way? These light and airy cookies come in your choice of colors, flavors, and custom shapes and decorations and they are a perfect addition to your wedding dessert table. And to top it all off, they are gluten-free!
The difference between macarons and macaroons
Their spelling and pronunciation is similar. Heck! They even start off with with a base of egg whites and sugar. But the similarities end there. This is what macarons and macaroons are made of and look like:
Macarons: egg whites, sugar, almond flour and food coloring. Macarons are round, crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
Macaroons: egg whites, sugar, and shredded coconut. Macaroons are conical in shape.
Wedding macarons and French macarons: their origin
The Macaron is a simple cookie born in Italy in 1533, at the time of the wedding between Catherine de Medicis and the Duc d’Orleans who later became king of France in 1547 as Henry II. This round cookie was made of almond powder, egg whites and sugar.
Come the 20th century and a French pastry maker called Pierre Desfontaines (grandson of Louis Ernest Laduree from the famous pastry salon at Rue de Royale in Paris) decides to add a chocolate ganache between two of the macaron cookies. This new sandwich looking delicacy is called the “French macaron”
The macaron and French macaron cookie evolved when many more delicious flavors, colors, fillings and shapes were added by expert pastry chefs. Now that we covered a bit of the macaron history and clarified its meaning, let’s get ready to munch on these 30 ideas for wedding macarons.
Wedding macaron tower and macaron wedding cake ideas
Did you know that the term “macaron” has the same origin as that the word “macaroni” — both mean “fine dough”.
Macaron favor boxes to wrap these delicacies
Macaron and french macarons can be used as sweet and inexpensive wedding favors. And this collection of wedding macarons would not be complete without some ideas of macaron favor boxes, correct?
Hope you enjoyed our collection of original wedding macarons and the simple and easy macaron recipes. Enjoy!
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