Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend an awesome French Macaron cookie baking class by Mercedes White from Mercedes Macarons.
I was pretty excited to learn a few tips and tricks for making the perfect Macaron. (French Macarons are spelled with one “o” instead of the American spelling of Macaroon with two). Mercedes was adorable in every way. She truly has a love for making Macarons and has made it her mission to create the perfect looking and tasting french macarons…and I dare say she has succeeded.
image courtesy of Collin from Collin Kartchner Studios
Mercedes and her assistant Amelia, helped us make a few batches and taught us several great tips and techniques for making the perfect macaron. I have always been scared to even attempt to make them due the fact that I had heard they were really difficult to make with good results. But with Mercedes tips and one on one instruction, I think I could actually make them successfully on my own now!
images courtesy Dear Lizzy
Mercedes sells her French Macarons in ready made mixes that make is so easy for you to whip up a batch for your next party in your own home. The directions are clearly spelled out and she shares her tips to getting them to come out perfectly. Mercedes also shares lots of great tips on her website, Mercedes White, so that you can make the perfect Macaron as well. I am planning on whipping up a batch of French Macarons here shortly and sharing some of the tips that I learned from Mercedes. Crossing my fingers that they turn out just as fabulous!
image courtesy Dear Lizzy
Collin from Collin Kartchner Studios was also in attendance and was able to capture some fun shots and some videos of our class. He even created a fun little video of the event.
Mercedes will be selling her macarons and her pre-made Macaron mix at the Bijou Market here in Utah. If you don’t live in Utah, but would still like to be able to purchase some Macarons or the mixes, you can purchase them from Mercedes ETSY site.
Emily, who was also with us, is one of the founders of The Bijou Market, which is a hip handmade market being held this weekend in Provo, Utah and the following weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. So if you live in the area you can head on over to the market and get some great deals on unique handmade gifts and items just in time for the holiday gift giving season.
November 18-19, 2011
Historic Southworth Hall
116 West Center Street Provo, UT 84606
Friday November 18th 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday November 19th 10 am – 6 pm
November 26, 2011
6388 South Redwood Road Taylorsville, UT 84123
Saturday November 26th 9 am – 5 pm