Miss Renaissance


Currently Baking {French Macarons}

Easter-inspired French Macaron IMG_7472-5 IMG_7477-6 IMG_7510-9 IMG_7546-13 IMG_7571-16 Easter-inspired French Macaron IMG_7596-18 Easter-inspired French Macaron

The French Macaron…such a delicious but fickle beast! They’re beautiful, highly addicting, but also hard to perfect at home. In my experience, depending on the weather (i.e. random levels of humidity), the quality of ingredients used, the type of food coloring added, and even depending on my mood that day, macarons can either turn out beautifully or fail miserably. I remember learning how to make these little suckers back in my pastry school days, and even seasoned French Chefs still mess these up every now and then.

This being said, I love a challenge, so I decided to try my luck at some gilded & pastel-colored macarons at home – Easter is almost upon us after all! I made several batches in different colors, and some turned out better than others, but overall I’m happy with the outcome – they look fun, glittery (everything is better with glitter), and they taste amazing!

I like using Martha Stewart’s tried & true recipe – find it right here. If you want to get a little crazy, you can find the gold dust & edible glitter here & here.

I dare you to make a colorful batch of macarons this weekend…and let me know how they turn out!!


{All images by Missrenaissance.}




    March 21, 2013

    Those look lovely! Last Thursday on my blog I posted this video on macarons. You might find it delectable, I hope! http://idreamofpoutine.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/food-porn-macarons/




    March 21, 2013

    I can’t wait to try to make my first batch, wish me luck. I love macarons. Yours are so pretty!




    March 21, 2013

    I applaud all your hard work! These look beautiful!




    March 21, 2013

    How can a cookie be soo pretty? But I feel calling it a cookie is almost disrespectful. The look more like baby wedding cakes they are so gorgeous. lol
    (But I have to admit it would be fun to see the mess ups… We’d still love you, I promise) 😉




      April 1, 2013

      Aw, you’re so sweet. The perfectionist inside me never lets me post mess-ups 😉


    The Bow Ho


    March 21, 2013

    I love macaroons and yours look absolutely gorgeous!


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    Corri McFadden


    March 23, 2013





    March 27, 2013

    Eva, these are absolutely FABULOUS! You are SO talented! xo, Karrin


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    June 20, 2013

    Such beautiful macaroons – totally gorgeous. I also love and covet the pink and white stripey table linen in some of the photos – are you able to tell me where it was from please??


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