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Laduree, Macarons and embroidery

Hi everyone, promise not to laugh at my first ever attempt at making Macarons! Mmmm, I think I need some more practice as they are not the right shape, however, they tasted delicious, I filled them with strawberry jam and double cream.
I made them this morning (Sunday) however, I watched a couple of You Tube videos showing how to make these delightful little desserts and then afterwards found this wonderful blog about the making of Macarons. Trust me, what this lady does not know about making Macarons would fit on a postage stamp, her blog is a Macaron paradise with lots of tips to eventually achieve perfection in these sweet little things. I found the reason why my Macarons were not flat, apparently the mixture was too stiff and needed more folding, well at least I have an excuse to make some more and do lots of practice.
Macaron Embroidery
I stitched the embroidery and coloured it with pastel pencils, I am hoping to make a box and cover the top with it. You can purchase the embroidery pattern from Kimberley on Etsy, she has lots of pretty embroidery patterns that you will love! (more embroidery photos below)
I purchased the Laduree Sucre book at the end of last year and although I did not follow the recipe in this book I just had to show you how pretty it is. I purchased my copy from Amazon uk.

Maybe one day my Macarons will look like this!
There are lots of other lovely sweet treats!
And gorgeous pictures!
Until next time – Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. February 18, 2013 / 9:12 am

    So lovely littel Macaron Embroidery
    And the book.
    Have a nice day

  2. February 18, 2013 / 9:12 am

    Your macaroons look GREAT! And strawberry jam and double cream? You're talking about my favorite things. 🙂

    That really is a beautiful book!

  3. February 19, 2013 / 10:30 am

    As long as they taste good, who cares what they look like!

  4. February 19, 2013 / 10:30 am

    Your macarons look great, and I bet they tasted great as well. Your blog was very yummy to look at today 🙂

  5. February 19, 2013 / 10:30 am

    talk about a decedent blog post, one could just eat your blog!!! Your Macaroons look great and I love the book. Good luck with your macaroon making!

  6. February 19, 2013 / 10:30 am

    I love, love, love that they are pink! 😉

  7. February 19, 2013 / 10:30 am

    All of these images are looking fantastic thank you very much for the sharing and just keep up the good work.

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  8. February 19, 2013 / 10:30 am

    Your macarons look fantastic and your embroidery is lovely!!!
    Have a nice day.
    Love from Spain

  9. February 20, 2013 / 11:28 am

    Your stitching and macarons are beautiful !!

  10. February 20, 2013 / 5:56 pm

    What glorious photography in the macaron cook book! My mouth is watering.
    I'm sure the ones you made were delicious too.
    That is a very pretty stitched piece.
    I love the idea of colouring it in – can't wait to see the finished box.

  11. February 23, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    Your macarons look perfect to me and all those sweet treats made my mouth water. Your embroidery looks very sweet.