Have you ever had a French Macaron? If you haven’t, you don’t know what you are missing! If you have, I bet it was a colorful cute little circle full of deliciousness. But, who says Macarons have to be in traditional circle shapes? Not Mindy of Creative Juice.
Mindy took macarons to a whole new level. She added her own unique and creative spin on a classic French cookie and made them in almost every shape you can imagine from reindeer and bees to hot dogs and bats. You can find them all in her new book, Gourmet French Macarons that she wrote and photographed herself.
The winner is: Natasha “I would love a classic heart shaped macaron and a strawberry flavor would just seal the deal.”
I met Mindy at a blog conference this year and she is a sweetheart. When she told me she had written a book about Gourmet French Macaroons, I imagined a cute little book filled with recipes and beautiful colored circle macaroons. Boy was I blown away when she pulled out her phone and showed me a picture of the cover of her book. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and let me tell you it was everything I could have hoped for and more. It includes over 75 recipes and techniques, styling ideas, templates, and decorating tips that give the popular classic French Macaron sandwich cookie a modern and whimsical makeover.Remember when I told you Mindy was a sweetheart? Well, she gave me a copy of her book for one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment below with a valid email and I will ship the winner this beautiful book.
Are you worried about making the shapes like you see in the book? Don’t worry! Mindy thought of everything and included a CD with patterns for you to use. All you have to do is print and pipe just like my royal icing transfer templates. You can make apples, pumpkins, ghosts, trees, flowers, animals, cupcakes, and many other shapes to fit each season and holiday. It doesn’t get any better than that. I have made several recipes and can’t wait to make more. They are adorable and delicious.
ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF GOURMET FRENCH MACARONS BY MINDY CONE:
Are you ready to enter for a chance to win? Just enter your favorite macaron flavor in the comment section. If you haven’t ever tried one, just shout out a shape you would like to see. A winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, October 4th. Good luck!