Trend Spotting: Macarons take the Cake

Just like clothing and home decor, food also has trends. For a long time, cupcakes were the darling of parties. Baby showers, birthdays, graduations and even weddings were celebrated with cupcakes. But there is a 'new' dessert on the table. The Macaron!

 The Macaron isn't a 'new' dessert. But my friend Mindy Cone has re-invented this sweet French dessert and is sharing her creative ideas in her new book, "Gourmet French Macarons".

Mindy takes Macarons to a new level through whimsical shapes. In her book, she shows how to use a template to create everything from ducks to footballs. And the best part is, the templates for all these sweet shapes are included on a cd that comes with the book.

Chocolate with Chocolate filling

A few of my favorites from the book include the apple Macarons,

Apple Macarons

these cute football shaped Macarons,

Football Macarons

and these funny little Halloween Macarons!

Frankenstein Macarons

The recipes, templates, and all the 'insider' tips for creating the perfect French Macarons are inside the book.

  Snowflake Macarons

Below is a video-trailer that shows a 'behind the scenes' look at Gourmet French Macarons. I loved seeing how Mindy makes her Macarons and finding out how she came up with the idea for the book.

Gourmet French Macarons from TK Productions on Vimeo.

And to celebrate the release of her first book, Mindy is giving one lucky Crafty Texas Girls reader a hard copy of the book! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
I already own one and my girls and I have loved 'ohhing and awwing' over the photos. This is one giveaway you won't want to miss! Have you ever made a French Macaron?
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  1. I love the football macaroon, especially this time of year! Too cute!

  2. I love Macaroons. I have not tried to make them yet but I plan to.

  3. thank you so so much for sharing!!! you are the best!! xoxoxo

  4. I love the Frankenstein. I'm a huge fan of Halloween!

    1. I've already done, but really not like yours!!!

  5. I love the Halloween ones!!

  6. I'm following you on Instagram!

  7. I like the heart shaped ones for Valentine's day! I also follow Mindy on Instagram!


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