Calculate how much a homemade macaron costs to make and figure out how much to charge in your home baking business. This posts lists different ways to cut down on production costs and bring more value to your customers without discounting.
One of the joys of having this blog is being able to communicate with so many baking friends from around the world. It really amazes me how far some of you are from little o’l me here in Vancouver, Canada. I know some of you are from the U.S., Middle East, Australia and Europe and you […]
From now on, reader questions that I receive in private will be answered here. Since I receive a lot of requests for personal help, I have decided to publish the questions and answers publicly so that others can benefit from it as well. Please take a look through these questions and the resources I […]
Forever Searching for Cute Macaron Boxes I have been searching for years to find a suitable box for my character macarons. It’s only in the last little while that macaron boxes for regular round macarons have been easily accessible to the general public while there still seems to be a complete absence of […]
Silpat mats and I have a love hate relationship. As you already know from my YouTube macaron videos, I love using silpat mats for piping my macaron shells. They are excellent for keeping macaron shells nice and round. (Here are some other tips on how to bake round macarons.) Unlike parchment paper, they are environmentally […]
UPDATED on OCT. 4: one bolded section below Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you all! If you don’t know already, this Chinese celebration is liken to the Western Thanksgiving as its origins were tied to celebrating the end of the harvest season. One of the most important and symbolic customs during this time is the sharing of mooncakes between family and friends. Mooncakes […]
Many macaron lovers regard Laduree as THE ultimate benchmark for classic Parisian macarons. Sure, there are so many options nowadays like the innovative Pierre Herme or the elegant Maison du Chocolate but Laduree still seems to stand out as the industry leader. Perhaps its because of its unrivaled history and clever modern day marketing which marries […]
You all know I love afternoon tea. I don’t think there’s any afternoon tea that I’m not willing to try and when it comes to tea at the Ritz, it doesn’t take any convincing for me. Prior to my trip to Hong Kong, bestie and I had been frantically and excitedly whats’apping each other about […]
Wondering what to look for in a perfect macaron? Let’s start with some ideal attributes like non-hollow shells, no cracks, not lopsided.. Read on for more.
An honest review of Laduree’s Macarons Recipe book with a look inside the actual book.