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7 Things to Know Before Giving Macaron Favors

by Emma Arendoski

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I adore macarons. Love them. But I’m not crazy about making them. Making macarons is tough. It requires so many factors to get them right. You need patience; you need time. You need the right tools… and you need to follow that recipe to a tee.

macarons | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/
via la petite delicat


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strawberry macarons | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/

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You see, I lack these things and then get stubborn and rush the recipe and then it tastes terrible. But that’s with all baked goods, I swear. My cookies are always a little burnt. Patience in the kitchen has never been my strong suit, but I’m getting better. And I’ll be the first to agree that macarons not only look amazing, but they taste delicious, too. That’s why giving macaron favors is one of my favorite wedding trends. And, instead of telling you that they’re impossible to make, today we’re showing you a fun product that makes macaron baking a less-daunting task. We’re also sharing where to buy perfect macarons from a pro, in case you’re like me and don’t have the patience to give it a go. We’ll also show you some really pretty ways to wrap them up for giving as favors.

Are you giving macarons as wedding favors? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

FUN FACT: in case you’re wondering, macaron can be pronounced two ways → MACK-A-RON or MACK-A-RUNE, it’s up to you. ;)

Okay, on to the inspiration!

Things to Know Before Giving Macaron Favors

1. Macarons can be made in any color.

To really make ’em pop, make them (or order them) in colors that coordinate with your color palette.

2. You’ll want to maximize their freshness.

You’ll want to store macarons in the fridge and in an airtight container. Also, let them warm up on a table at least fifteen minutes before serving them.

3. For maximum flavor, enjoy as soon as possible.

Macarons are best enjoyed as soon as possible and should be eaten within a few days of purchase. For instance, if you’re buying a ton in bulk, you need to plan accordingly and have them ready no more than 3 to 5 days before the wedding. If they’re consumed after approximately five days, they’re likely to be hard and chewy, rather than nice and flaky.



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4. Making them yourself? Do a trial run.

We’re not here to discourage you, so if you want to make your own macarons we say, GO FOR IT! But do a trial run, first. You’d hate to be putting together macarons for your wedding favors a week before the wedding and stressing out over them either a) looking a wreck or b) tasting not so hot. Read this article we found on top ten tips for macarons. And if you need helpful advice on what they should taste like or look like, you should consult this very helpful trouble-shooting guide on all things macaron. Here’s an example they have of a perfect macaron:

perfect macaron | via 7 Things to Know About Giving Macaron Favors https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/

And if you want our advice on how to make the perfect macaron at home, try this. We call it a macaron maker, but they call it a macaron kit. It would be even better if you threw some batter into a machine and it spit out 100 perfectly colorful macarons, yes? One can dream. But at least this is the closest thing to it!



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make your own macarons at home | http://amzn.to/1yQ306Hmacaron maker kit | http://amzn.to/1yQ306H
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5. Or save the stress and order in bulk!

One place to buy them is La Petite Delicat. I haven’t tried them myself, but holy cow do they look gorgeous. They also boast amazing reviews in their shop. Take a look at some of their examples:

I mean, honestly, Minnie Mouse macarons?! So cute.

minnie mouse macarons | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/minnie mouse macarons | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/
via la petite delicat

salted caramel macarons | via 7 Things to Know About Giving Macaron Favors https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/

via la petite delicat

strawberry buttercream macaron | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/espresso ganache macaron | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/
via la petite delicat

6. You can offer macarons as part of a dessert bar.

Instead of giving as favors, you can display macarons on a pretty cake plate or in mini dessert cups, like these:

macarons in mint boxes | via 7 Things to Know About Giving Macaron Favors https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/

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Guests can take them back to their seats easily. Plus, they look so elegant this way.

7. Or, offer macarons in clear boxes to give as favors.

Sending them with guests to-go? Place a few in clear boxes, like these. Clear boxes enable the beauty of macarons to show right through. Tableau Party has so many perfect macaron favor boxes, all dressed up and ready to go (and perfect for any theme).

macaron in a box | via 7 Things to Know About Giving Macaron Favors https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/

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macarons in clear boxes | via 7 Things to Know About Giving Macaron Favors https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/

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yellow quatrefoil macaron favor box | via 7 Things to Know About Giving Macaron Favors https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/

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hot pink macaron favor box | via 7 Things to Know About Giving Macaron Favors https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/

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macaron favor boxes | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/personalized monogram favor box | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/
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floral monogram wrap - clear macaron favor boxes | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/macaron favor box in teal wrapping | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/
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blue and write striped monogram favor box for macarons | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/trellis pattern - macaron favor box | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/clear macaron box with colorful striped paper | via https://emmalinebride.com/favors/giving-macaron-favors/
by tableau party

Are you giving macaron favors?

So, tell us: are you giving macaron favors? Tell us below. Oh, and if you’re making them at home, we’re happy to, you know, taste-test. You can send a batch to Emmaline Bride, c/o Emma, 119… just kidding. ;)

xo
-E.

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