April 12, 2014

My Macaron Journey

[My pride & joy: rainbow macarons!]

Macarons are beautiful thing to look at, don’t you think? They are also delicious with their crisp, chewy shells and endless flavour creations in that blob of buttercream.

I didn’t even know what they were a few years ago until I stumbled on the super talented Steph’s blog Raspberri Cupcakes. They were the prettiest baked treats I’d even seen and I couldn’t wait to try the recipe for myself! 

But alas, they were not meant to be. I failed on my 1st attempt, and then the 2nd… 3rd… 4th… until my 5th batch! I finally had success with them and I was able to make a perfect batch of macarons - it was love at first bite.

From then on, I caught the bug and became obsessed with making macarons. The flavour creations were endless and I became especially interested in making flavours that couldn’t be bought, as well as flavour combinations that were popular in Asia but not easy to find in UK. Eventually, friends and family kept requesting for them and Lulu Macarons was born. I now bake to order – from baby showers to weddings – and I have one person to thank for this:

Steph, thank you so much for inspiring me! Without your wonderful blog, I would never have discovered the delights of the macaron, let alone create a hobby and business out of it. I also have another small confession - I was not much of a baker until I discovered your blog! But you made baking look like so much fun and all your posts were so pretty to look at, that it didn’t take much more convincing for me to become elbow deep in flour and butter, again and again. THANK YOU!

(And by the way, it’s Macaron and not Macaroon… because it’s French)


2 comments

  1. No, thank YOU Lucy for writing such a lovely post! Your rainbow macarons are gorgeous! It's seriously amazing to hear how far you have come with your macaron adventures! xx

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    1. Awww thanks Steph, you are my inspiration!

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