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Wedding Macarons: 30+ Ways To Serve French Macarons To Dazzle Your Guests

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!

Cascading macarons wedding cake. So pretty!

Cascading macarons wedding cake. So pretty!

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.

Toasted coconut macaroons by the Connecticut Cookie Company. Want to know the difference between macaroons and macarons? Read on!

Toasted coconut macaroons by the Connecticut Cookie Company.

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.

Amazing arrangement of sweets to inspire the dessert table at your wedding.

Amazing arrangement of sweets to inspire the dessert table at your wedding.

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”.

Medici Macarons magical creations. Very special gourmet wedding macaron towers and macaron wedding favors.

Medici Macarons magical creations. Very special gourmet wedding macaron towers and macaron wedding favors.

Mini dessert with chocolate berries and french macarons to satisfy the most demanding palate.

Mini dessert with chocolate berries and french macarons to satisfy the most demanding palate.

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?

Refreshing mint French macarons with minty white chocolate ganache filling are perfect for a spring wedding.

Refreshing mint French macarons with minty white chocolate ganache filling are perfect for a spring wedding.

Hope you enjoyed our collection of original wedding macarons and the simple and easy macaron recipes. Enjoy!

 




 

A twist on wedding macarons, as little nests or lollipops.

A twist on wedding macarons, as little nests or lollipops.

Great wedding favors idea: Vanilla french macaron baking mix with chai spice dulce infused caramel filling. Love the bag.

Great wedding favors idea: Vanilla french macaron baking mix with chai spice dulce infused caramel filling (Here). Love the bag.

Adorable and romantic pink french macaron cookies with glitter perfect for wedding favors.

Adorable and romantic pink french macaron cookies with glitter perfect for wedding favors via SplendidSweetShoppe.

Are you planning an outdoor wedding and would like to add s'mores but would like to avoid the hassle of the fire to roast them? These s'mores french wedding macarons might do the trick. Yum!

Are you planning an outdoor wedding and would like to add s’mores but would like to avoid the hassle of the fire to roast them? These s’mores french wedding macarons might do the trick. Thank you Etsy! Yum!

Original wedding macarons: floral wedding macarons, French macarons for a brunch wedding, macarons au citron or lemon wedding macarons with zesty lemon buttercream by Sweet and Savory, original wedding macarons presentation by Anges de Sucre from Kensington, UK, pistachio macarons fit for a springtime wedding and vanilla red currant wedding macarons. Can't wait to taste them all!

Original wedding macarons: floral wedding macarons, French macarons for a brunch wedding, macarons au citron or lemon wedding macarons with zesty lemon buttercream by Sweet and Savory, original wedding macarons presentation by Anges de Sucre from Kensington, UK, pistachio macarons fit for a springtime wedding and vanilla red currant wedding macarons. Can’t wait to taste them all!

Another outstanding flavor: maple walnut wedding macarons from Yammie's Noshery.

Another outstanding flavor: maple walnut wedding macarons from Yammie’s Noshery.

French macaron handmade cookie with a heart.

French macaron handmade cookie with a heart via Etsy.

Glittery golden french macarons for a glam wedding.

Glittery golden french macarons for a glam wedding via IndayaniBakedGoods.

Henna decorated vanilla french wedding macarons. A stunning way to serve them at your big day by HennaMacs.

Henna decorated vanilla french wedding macarons. A stunning way to serve them at your big day by HennaMacs.

Lavender color and filled with blueberries, these french macarons would make a great addition to your wedding dessert table or as snackable wedding favors.

Lavender color and filled with blueberries, these french macarons would make a great addition to your wedding dessert table or as snackable wedding favors via Etsy.

Pantone's color of the year, serenity blue french macarons. Great looks and great taste.

Pantone’s color of the year, serenity blue french macarons via SplendidSweetShoppe. Great looks and great taste.

Check out this slideshow with more wedding macaron ideas:

Serve these wedding macarons for dessert: blood orange and coconut macarons and the first snowdrops as tasty as they look.

Serve these wedding macarons for dessert: blood orange and coconut macarons and the first snowdrops as tasty as they look.

All these cookies need are macaron favor boxes to pack up the extra ones after the party.

All these cookies need are macaron favor boxes to pack up the extra ones after the party.

Beautiful wedding macaron tower in pastel tones.

Beautiful wedding macaron tower in pastel tones.

Chocolate cherry French macarons made using the Italian meringue method are filled with a chocolate buttercream and a maraschino cherry. Triple yum!

Chocolate cherry French macarons made using the Italian meringue method are filled with a chocolate buttercream and a maraschino cherry. Triple yum!

How about building a wedding macaron tower out of these chocolate french macarons for the little ones?

How about building a wedding macaron tower out of these chocolate french macarons for the little ones?

Macaron favor boxes with champagne strawberry-rhubarb french macarons photographed by Natalie Eng.

Macaron favor boxes with champagne strawberry-rhubarb french macarons photographed by Natalie Eng.

Macaron favor boxes for the fanciest of weddings.

Macaron favor boxes for the fanciest of weddings.

Macaron wedding cake ideas. Chocolate raspberry layer cake with macarons. Photo by raspberri cupcakes on Flickr.

Macaron wedding cake ideas. Chocolate raspberry layer cake with macarons. Photo by raspberri cupcakes on Flickr.

Macaron wedding cake with pearls and tiers in different shapes. Exquisite.

Macaron wedding cake with pearls and tiers in different shapes. Exquisite.

Nothing better to decorate a summer wedding than pops of color. Deliciously yummy wedding macarons by mojewypieki.

Nothing better to decorate a summer wedding than pops of color. Deliciously yummy wedding macarons by mojewypieki.

Pink blush macaron wedding cake with peonies and roses for this Almonry barn South West romantic wedding captured by Naomi Kenton Photography.

Pink blush macaron wedding cake with peonies and roses for this Almonry barn South West romantic wedding captured by Naomi Kenton Photography.

Snickerdoodle French macarons for a taste of home. Photo by eatswellwithothers on Flickr.

Snickerdoodle French macarons for a taste of home. Photo by eatswellwithothers on Flickr.

Some of the most originally shaped wedding macarons I have ever seen. Scallop shaped for a stylish beach wedding. More ideas for beach themed weddings on this article.

Some of the most originally shaped wedding macarons I have ever seen. Scallop shaped for a stylish beach wedding. More ideas for beach themed weddings on this article.

Waffle macarons with maple bacon buttercream. Photo by raspberri cupcakes on Flickr.

Waffle macarons with maple bacon buttercream. Photo by raspberri cupcakes on Flickr.

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  1. Maria
    Maria says:

    Oh, wow!! These ideas are incredible!! Thank you for sharing!! Will definitely steal a couple of them 😉

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