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Macaron vs. Macaroon

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No, French Macarons & Macaroons aren’t the same thing!

Let’s put an end to the confusion. Macarons (rrrrrroll your ‘r” like tu viens de Paris!) and macaroons, while both delicious, are very different. Both are made from gluten free recipes, but that’s where the similarities end.

The macaron is a delicious and adorable treat made from almond flour, egg whites, granulated and powdered sugar. Normally they are filled with a buttercream, ganache, or various jams. They come in a variety of colours and can be customized to meet all your macaron needs. This treat is currently on trend because it’s gluten free and so darn pretty!

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The macaroon is a much simpler and not-quite-as-cute confection. It’s made from egg whites, sugar, and shredded dried coconut and sometimes dipped in chocolate. Still yummy, but definitely not a French macaron!

There you have it! The difference between the macaron and the macaroon.

Call today to order the best macarons in Toronto (416-262-3400). Or pop into the shop and grab a few! Feeling adventurous? Sign up for one of our macaron making classes and learn to make the famous French sweet yourself.
Mmm, delish.

 

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Things we love: Our Holiday Cookie Baking class!

Greetings from Icing Sugar Towers,
 
Make this year’s holidays extra-special by giving the gift of homemade holiday cookies.
 
Take our Holiday Cookie Baking class and learn 3 kinds of cookie baking techniques. At the end of the class, take your cookies home or to the office party. Don’t forget to leave some out with milk for Santa!
 
Candy cane cookies –Learn the drop cookie technique when you make these delectable desserts. Cover them in mini marshmallows and mini chocolate chips for a truly unforgettable candy cane cookie!
 
Orange cardamom sugar cookies –Learn the proper slicing and baking technique to make these cookies. With a crisp edge and chewy centre, they are perfect to serve with tea on a cold, winter day.
 
Spritz cookies – Also known as classic Swedish butter cookies, these are a Christmas favourite! Using the piping technique, learn to ‘squeeze’ the flower shape that gives these cookies their name. Finish the cookies by dipping them in chocolate.
 
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 10
Time: 6:30pm – 9pm
Cost: $80 per person
 
BOOK HERE.