CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | July 6, 2009

Tired of Cupcakes? Get a Macaron Tower for your Next Party

macaron tower at paulette macarons :: French pastry chef christophe michalak

I absolutely adore the five tiered tower of Paulette Macarons that holds 60 assorted macarons. In case you do not know him, Christophe Michalak is one of the most renowned pastry chefs.

Modern version

When Laduree reinvented the macaron at the start of the 20th century, they could not anticipate that their creations would be so popular today. They joined two almond macaroon shells with a delicious ganache filling. The modern macaron became a small, round cake, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle.

Since them, the macarons have been elevated to new heights thanks to many talented pastry chefs. This old recipe have been reinvented by all the pastry chefs. More recently, Ladurée started a trend by introducing a cute packaged box for its macarons. With the support of the women press, the macaron popularity swelled and it is viewed as the ultimate indulgence.

paulette macarons :: modern recipe and look

The modern pastry chefs played with flavors and the way they decorated their macarons. Part of the appeal of the macarons is also that is easy to eat. And it is absolutely delicious. In the States, Pastry Chef Christophe Michalak, in partnership with Paule and Gérard Koumetz, opened Paulette Macarons in Beverly Hills in 2007. They just opened a second store in San Francisco.

paulette macarons gift boxes :: minibox and signature box

Macarons make fabulous party favors or a housewarming gift that everyone will appreciate. The mini-box of 2 macarons costs $4. The Paulette signature giftbox is $19 for 12 macarons or $36 for 24 macarons. For your next party, why not go for an elegant macaron tower?

SOURCING:
+ Paulette Macarons $1.60 each
+ Macaron Tower $106 for tower with 60 macarons
+ Christophe Michalak

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5 Responses to “Tired of Cupcakes? Get a Macaron Tower for your Next Party”

  1. Kim, I had macarons at my birthday party! You would have loved them!! They are from Kréavie in case you don’t this company here it is: http://www.kreavie.ca
    Leslie, the pastry chef is just amazing!
    Paulette’s packaging is superb. Wow!

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  4. I Love Paulette!!! I was in L.A. last May and made a special trip to the shop in Beverly Hills…and I met Paulette. Her macarons are out of this world!!!

  5. Cupcakes are great, but I am always looking for a variation on the trend or a new treat all together. This macaron tower is perfect — it marries the popularity of french macarons with the trend of cupcake towers! I love it!

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