Gaining popularity in recent years, macarons have established themselves as a favourite dessert. Beyond the traditional French macaron, there are plenty of different shapes and flavours. They are diverse, sweet and challenging to perfect. Macarons are tricky to get right.
With their pretty colours, simple shape and small size, macarons are the perfect dessert for parties. They are commonly used at bridal showers, baby showers, bachelorette parties, tea parties and other upscale occasions. Whether you choose one colour or several, they are not only an aesthetically pleasing snack, but tasty too. Macarons are light and airy, making them a great choice when guests want something small to pick at. Plus, there is sure to be a flavour that fits into any colour scheme.
Aspiring bakers often try their hand at baking macarons because they are difficult to make. They may look simple, but don’t let the appearance fool you. The method seems straightforward but the technique must be perfect, otherwise, you won’t get the desired appearance or consistency. For this reason, macarons are often included on competitive baking TV shows. If contestants can perfect them, that’s a good indication of their skill level.