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Macaron History

Some have traced the macaron’s French debut back to the arrival of Catherine de’ Medici’s Italian pastry chefs whom she brought with her in 1533 upon marrying Henry II of France.

It was not until the 1830s that macarons began to be served two-by-two with the addition of jams, liqueurs, and spices. The macaron as it is known today, composed of two almond meringue discs filled with a layer of buttercream, jam, or ganache filling, was originally called the “Gerbet” or the “Paris macaron.” Pierre Desfontaines of the French pâtisserie Ladurée has sometimes been credited with its creation in the early part of the 20th century, but another baker, Claude Gerbet, also claims to have invented it.

Whoever can be credited with it’s discovery and development we raise a toast to you. We adore these gorgeous and delicious little almond treats.
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Call us to book one of our corporate team building events (Gingerbread Challenge), culinary workshops (Christmas Chocolate Making Workshop), send delicious edible corporate gifts (our delicious macarons, cupcakes or shortbread), or rent our studio for your private party. Do something different and delicious this year! Your team will thank you, we promise. We’ve hosted teams from Google, RBC, CAA, TD Bank, BMO and the AGO in 2014. Contact Amanda or Lisa to make your holiday party a hit. 416-262-3400