From a stylish wedding cake alternative to a tasty take-home treat, macarons are a luxurious addition to any wedding! Here, Treat Me Sweet Co share their expert tips for incorporating these French fancies into your day…
If you want to give your guests a little taste of France, macarons are the ultimate choice! These melt-in-the-mouth treats are a versatile and sophisticated dessert, wedding favour, or wedding cake decoration.
Below Senda El Kardali, owner of London-based Luxury French Macarons company, Treat Me Sweet Co, shares everything you need to know about these little bites of heaven…
Match the colour, flavour or shape to your theme
If you fancy desserts to match your wedding colour palette, you can have macarons in any hue you want! Co-ordinate your macaron towers with your colour scheme for an instantly coordinated look. The flavours are versatile too, ranging from fruity to savoury, depending on your preference. Choosing a seasonal flavour would be a wonderful way to personalise your macarons.
Treat Me Sweet Co, also suggests mouth-watering flavours like Silican Pistachio, Matcha Tea, Lemon Curd, Strawberry Cheesecake, Cannoli, Mint Julep, Raspberry Madness, Lavender, Chocolate & Sea Salt Caramel, Roses & Roses, Moist Passion Fruit, Arabesque Jasmine, Chocolate Gingerness , Cocktail based and superfood- fruit based Macarons.
And, if you thought macarons had to be circular, think again! They can be shaped into letters, hearts, or just about anything you desire – creativity is the key!
Have fun with fillings
Get your French treats in raspberry and strawberry ganache, or filled with cream cheese, nut butters, liquor or healthy herbs, spices, nuts, superfoods, dried flowers. Linings with gold paints, glazes or sprinkles are popular too. Make sure you convince your Macaron vendor to sample the treats before placing your order.
Macaron wedding cakes
The most well-loved macaron wedding cake style is the tower. Not only are they big and bold, but they’re really customisable to fit your wedding vision. You can go multi-coloured, all-white, ombré or come up with your own unique design.
If you want more of a traditional wedding cake, merge the two together and put a tower of macarons on top of a cake base for a stunning creation. Elegant meets vintage vibe galore!
Pretty edible favours
Macarons make gorgeous edible gifts, so why not make your macaron cake double as favours for your guests? Give each guest a take-home box as they leave – clear boxes work beautifully so they can see the stunning macarons inside!
If you’d rather have separate favours, macarons can really jazz up your tables and make for a conversation topic as everyone sits down to their meal. How about macarons painted with a monogram or special designs on the macaron shell?
Assemble a macaron display
Aside from your wedding cake or table favours, macarons also look fab as part of a wedding buffet or sweet table. Consider macaron pops on a tiered stand or macaron tower. You could even align them to spell out a letter, name, or your monogram, for an Instagram-worthy finish.
Trends for 2020
Floral designs are proving popular this year. Take inspiration from lovely daisies, tulips, lilies, sunflowers, white cherry blossoms or runway inspiration. Macarons filled with exquisite colourful flowers, matching the wedding bouquets, make for a wonderful personalised favour.
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