February 23, 2015

Lulu Macarons in 2014

 
At the beginning of 2014, I was averaging 100 macarons per month for Lulu Macarons. This may not sound like a large number, but a batch of 20-24 macarons takes me 3 hours to make. When the dreaded cracks in the shells form, this does mean wasted time and effort since I'm not happy dishing out my 'crack-a-rons'.

I work full time, so in between work and social commitments, getting orders done become really intense. But when happy customers, family and friends tell me how GOOD my little macarons are, it becomes so worth it and my tiredness will literally melt away.

As Lulu Macarons is my business and brand, I don't share my recipes. However, I can direct you onto the amazing Steph from Raspberri Cupcakes. I learned from her recipe, adapted it and created my own flavours. Lulu Macarons would never have been born had I not come across Steph's blog all those years ago. 

I called time on orders since April last year due to RSI in both wrists. I am finally on the mend and can't wait to bake these beauties again.

Here's a look back at the macarons I made in 2014 [my other creations here]


*UPDATE: My site is now up thanks to my darling husband. Thanks for the kind reminder Anonymous! =)*


 Pandan & coconut


Oreo

Salted cashew & coconut

Lemon curd & coconut

Almond latte

After Eight

 
Wedding order of 130 for K&T! Vibrant mint for the boys and vibrant coral for the girls all in After-Eight flavour 


Tasting box for S&T. I love the summery pastel colours, one of my proudest boxes!

At S&T's wedding (if you guys follow her, you'll know this is StyleSuzi's wedding). Half white/cream in black sesame & coconut, half pale pink in lychee

At F&P's wedding. Lychee flavour in mint colouring. Any flavour and colour combo is possible!

Nutella & pistachio in peach, lemoncurd & coconut in yellow at the wedding of N&B


And finally, selection boxes and new packaging:

That's a wrap for 2014, my best macarons years yet. Can't wait to have more macaron adventures in 2015!

16 comments

  1. Oh wow, these are seriously beautiful! I've never seen Oreo macarons before, but they sound like a brilliant invention! As do Nutella and pistachio...

    Etta xx
    www.thebrunchdiaries.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Etta! I would love to feed you these on our next meet up. I think you will also like the peanut butter, nutella with popcorn flavour too going by your last brunch =)

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  2. Wow wow wow, I'm literally in awe of your skills Lucy! These are beautiful creations and I can tell how much effort you put into each order :) I'm please to read you can pursue your macaron passion again. Maybe we can incorporate a fun video about these :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Thank you so much Hanh, that just made me so happy! And yes to the video, really looking forward to our meet up =)

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  3. These are gorgeous. I've tried making macarons a few times since they are naturally gluten free but while mine are ~okay~ they're not quite as pretty as yours yet.

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    1. Thanks Aisling and yes they are glut free!

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  4. Mad Skills Lucy!
    You missed out your web link http://www.lulumacarons.com/

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    1. Lol, thanks. Guessing this is my wonderful hubby. haha

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  5. I'm honestly a little speechless... these look absolutely amazing! And sound incredibly good. I love how many different coconut flavors you've made. And a big yum to the lychee, almond latte, and after eight ones. Such awesome work, Lucy! I'm seriously looking forward to the day Lulu Macaron shops can be found around the world :)

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    1. Awwww Kie, you darling! Your comments always make me smile!
      I'm a hardcore coconut fan, what can I say. I hope you can try them before the shop opens =D

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  6. These look amazing. I definitely need to try some asap!! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thanks Jasmin, hopefully soon! :)

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  7. These look so beautiful and I can easily see how you can eat a fare few in a month. They do look lovely as gifts Lucy

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    1. Thanks so much Lucy, and yes they make good gifts. There was a while when I was gifting these every time I saw friends.

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  8. Amazing post again <3
    Dear can you click in link in my last post? It is really important for me <3 http://kasjaa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Kaasja, I'll hop over now :)

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