Although they are easy to make, these biscuits have become a form of art with France whereby the 20th of March each year has been chosen as Day of Macaron (Jour du Macaron) in Paris and other cities.
This annual celebration was started in 2005 by famous French Pâtissier Pierre Hermé of la Maison Pierre Hermé Paris to raise money for research to treat rare diseases. French pastry shops give free macaron to customers who are thn expected to make a donation on their way out the door for charity.
Today, several bakeries around the world celebrate The International Day of Macaron to raise money for local charities.
|Jour du Macaron ©eleusis-megara.fr|
231, rue Saint-Honoré, Ier.
72, rue Bonaparte, VIe.
35, rue de Vaugirard, VIe
57, rue Damrémont, XVIIIe
101, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, VIIIe
If you are in Paris, you can buy designer Macarons from any of these big shops lol. If not by from any boulangery in Paris or any where else in France you are spending your holidays.
I am thinking of baking cupcakes with Italian Meringue Buttercream. Been dying to bake some since found this picture on The Cupcakeblog.com
|Chocolate Cupcake with Italian Meringue Buttercream ©thecupcakeblog.com|