Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Bastille Day ~ A Fondant Macaron

I must confess that I wish I lived in Paris.




I am a closet "French-Anything" Junkie.


Just take a walk around my house and 
gander at my pinterest boards.


I could NOT let French Independence day 
go by without a nod to the culture that 
makes me swoon and smile on a regular basis.


Not to mention provide the inspiration for 
many sweet indulgences.



Say for instance the famous Macaron.




I want to make these soooooo bad, but I am CHICKEN.


I compromised with my baking anxiety 
and made one out of fondant 
with a sweet little mold I found on etsy.  



I love etsy....and paypal....and teacups and sweets...
and big fluffy pink Paris poodles 
and saying "Oh La La"


Ask my husband and daughter, I say "Oh La La" a lot.




~~ Oh La La ~~



Happy Bastille Day!

Eating Macarons with:

43 comments:

Barbara F. said...

I think you can make those cookies, no problem! xo

Jennifer said...

If I can make them, YOU can make them! Easier than I expected. Don't you listen to the scary Macaron police!! I love the fondant macaron mold, yours turned out beautifully!!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Cute post!

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello.
I visited your blog today, and I love your name, Sweetology. You see, I always close my comments with 'Have a sweet day," so your name attracted me. Your blog is so charming, and you have such yummy desserts. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I have a sweet tooth and love anything chocolate, and I would really enjoy coming back to visit with you, and seeing all your fabulous ideas. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Micupoftea~ said...

Quatorze Juillet....one of my best friend's has a birthday today! Oh la, la! Fun post :)

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Perfecto!

Kathryn Ross said...

Yum! So, are these macarons like meringue or something? What do you fill them with? Never heard of them til now. They look divine!
Looking forward to that teapot/cup coming! I shall be doing a special post featuring it and the sweet notecards I also won from Abby at Little Birdie Blessings! Might have to cheat on the goodies, though, and pick something up from my favorite gourmet bakery - I'll be stopping by there tomorrow!
Joy!
Miss Kathy

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I wish I could bake like you do. I just love visiting and dreaming of eating your goodies. Your family is lucky to have you. Blessings, Martha

Sue said...

French stuff makes me swoon too! Enjoyed your post:)

At The Picket Fence said...

That is absolutely darling! Now I'm swooning too! :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Mika said...

WOW! Fancy looking treats! really mouthwatering :)

♥ Miss Tea said...

Oh La la, Trisha! i wish i lived in Paris too!!! i dont know why i just think paris is the most romantic city on earth!! i love the colorful macaroons they have! but your fondant macaroon is soo cuteeeee, i also love the eiffel tower cookies, you're so talented and good at this! anyway, Happy Bastille day to you too! hehe xx

sugarswings said...

haha, cute! I am scared of macarons too (although they are on my to do list for this year!)

Kathy said...

Ok. So, if you try to make the cookies and they don't work - you won't have lost anything - do it in the spirit of those who charged the Bastille!
You can do it! Never thought of trying myself - I think they look scrumptious! Hope you have a very blessed day!
Kathy

HHL said...

Wonderful post!! and tribute to France .. to Paris.. we were there last year and I can't wait to return... xo HHL

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

Your fondant macaron is too cute! I hope you do try to make them some day as I'm sure they will be beautiful and everyone will say Oh La La!

Hani@Craftionary said...

You are so sweet Trish.. Your comments made my day, you make me feel so happy. :) Thank you so much! I love these macroon pictures on your blog.. so delicious.. I hope that you like my blog enough to keep coming.. Take care
Have a great weekend
Love
Hani

www.craftionary.blogspot.com

Em and Lib said...

NICE! love this - and am partial to parisian items as well!
LIB
http://bit.ly/obLcAH

Life-n-Reflection said...

So cute, love the colors!

xinex said...

Sweet post! Those macaroons look so good. I like anything Frenchy too..Christine

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!

Love this post and those macaroons...mmm!


Gabriela

Maison Mutt said...

I too sprout feathers at the mention of making macarons however, I have decided that I WILL take on the challenge...later this year...
Happy PS
Wags, Niki

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Oh La La I love your post. Thx for sharing

HPS

LL

DearHelenHartman said...

Happy Pink Saturday - your whole blog is yummy looking!

The Better Baker said...

What a darling post! Thanks SO much for your sweet sweet comment at Lark's blog about my guest post...you made me smile today!

Robyn said...

love macaroons, love parisian inspired goodness and love your blog post - hope you have a fun pink weekend!

Brittany said...

Love these! I am bookmarking this!

P.S. I am having a giveaway on my blog. There are organizational charts and tools for moms and kids! I hope you will enter.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Such a nice post for Paris and France in honor of Bastille Day. Make those delicious macarons and conquer your fear. It's only egg whites. They won't bite, but you can take a bite out of them. ;-) (Bad pun alert!)

Trish, I have an award waiting for you on my blog.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Trisha
You're not afraid to tackle anything, I wish I were this brave with my baking.
Such a cute little pink macaroon, bet your daughter loved them.
Merci for sharing your French side.
Judith

Vintage Amethyst said...

Ah so sweet.
love
Alison
x

~CC Catherine said...

Trish, You are a French Woman at heart, just like "moi". ;) I'm finding there are thousands of us in blogland and I just adore each and every one that I come across. Joined Pink Saturday today for the first in a long time and I'm so glad that I did. I "ADORE" macaroons. There is a French shop in Savannah, GA that makes them and they are DIVINE! Your pink ones look Precious and yummy... Come on over for a visit at my place where I do my best to spread the "Francois" around whenever I can. ~Merci for all the love for France and PINK macaroons today!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

I would love to make macarons, too, but I'm intimidated by them. So it was a total delight when my friend Merry surprised me with them at a special tea held at my house, Ashton House. If you're interested, check out my June 16 post. I love your blog. Sounds like we have much in common!

Michelle said...

What a sweet idea and lovely post!! Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Fridays!! I appreciate it! And I am a new follower!
Have a great Sunday!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

I love macroons. I sure you could make them. You should try. Don't be afraid to try something for the first time. You never know.. they could turn out great. :)

Entertaining Women said...

You created a gorgeous little pink macaroon...thank you for introducing me to this darling confection. Vous etes tres gentil. Cherry Kay

lisa said...

Very ooh la la. I made a bunch of French inspired cookies about six weeks ago for Brooke - eiffel towers, poodes, fleur de lis, and words with French expressions - ooh la la was one of them. I was in such a huge time crunch I didn't have time to photograph them. What a bummer! Reading this post suddenly made me remember them with regret...If you can do what you do with cupcakes and other confections - you can make macarons. You will knock it out of the ballpark!
Lisa

dana said...

Holy Moly.....I think you just set a record with the number of "link ups" you made this post fit....28!!!! :)

I'm here from Pink Saturday and sure hope you had a great one. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE macaroons.....and I have to say, I would adore a pink one!!!

Hope you're keeping cool where you are...it's gonna be near 100 every day this week...it already has been for several days. We're cooking in Missouri!

Dana

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Salut, Tu aimeras ton blog et le flair français. Bénédictions, Debbie
(no I just use google translate. lo)l

Angela McRae said...

Oh, how beautiful! I too am scared of making macarons but I WILL learn to make them one day -- maybe next year, as I have too many projects in the air at the moment. But wow, your fondant macaron is GORGEOUS!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love the macaroons, Trish! If anybody can make those, I know you can! Hope you had a lovely Pink Saturday weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

How elegant! I love those pretty and girly looking cookies :)

Kelsey said...

I made macarons a few years ago, but without a mold. The shapes weren't perfect, but they still looked good and tasted great! I used jam in the center to lighten up the sweetness. I was so proud I took a photo!
I wish I remembered what recipe I used because I tried making them again last year...and it was a pink blobby disaster! I just started a casual tea blog, and I'd be honored to have people check it out: www.teaboyfriend.blogspot.com Maybe one day I will attempt macarons again. I look forward to the day when you do! I'm glad I found your blog :)

Angela McRae said...

Just had to tell you ... I blogged about making macarons yesterday .. like you, I was nervous about trying them, but they came out perfectly! And if I could do it, goodness knows YOU would knock these out of the ballpark!

 
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