Posts tagged macarons

Macaron Rainbow

Macaron cake photo by Annie McElwain

Macarons from Blog Le 15

Macaron stand by Blog Le 15

I saw these photos on Pinterest (via Poppytalk) and wanted to share. Amazing, aren’t they? If I were anywhere near these, I’d have a very hard time resisting them.

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Images: Annie McElwain (top) Le 15 Patisserie (middle, bottom)

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[Surprise Tuesday] Paris Party

Remember this Frida Kahlo birthday party by Miko Design? Honestly, I think it’s the best execution of a kid’s birthday party I’ve seen. You have to look at all of the photos to get a true appreciation for it. For today’s post, Erika of Miko Design was kind enough to let me show you pictures of the “Souvenirs de Paris” birthday party she created for her daughter Mila, who just turned seven.

If you need any party inspiration, you will find it here – have a look:

The invitation


The garland is made from Paris metro tickets and maps Ericka collected. Love it!

Macarons. Yum. (More on macarons in a minute!)

Hankies that she printed for souvenirs.

The guests made these snow globes. I’ve always wanted to try to make-your-own snow globes. I love the little Eiffel Towers in these. They also decorated keychains with Eiffel Towers, mini macarons and ribbon.

And a fun photo shoot, too. For all the birthday parties I’ve done for the girls, I wish I could turn back the clock and do a photo shoot like this – it’s adorable. I love that poodle.

More Miko Design:
Etsy shop

And if you’re inspired to throw your own Paris party (I’m already seriously considering it for one of the girls’ next parties, or heck, maybe even a summer party!), Katrina of Pugly Pixel has some free macaron clip art to download:

Now I’m drooling.

Special thanks to Erika for letting me share her photos and her creativity.

Happy Tuesday!

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[Yummy Tuesday] Guten Tag!

Helloooo yummy food in Switzerland and Germany! Here are some snapshots.

I don’t know what the spikey things are, but aren’t these assortments interesting? This was an early morning farmer’s market in Zurich.

Assorted Vegetables Zurich

Sausages from the same market.

Sausages in Zurich

Macaron display at Spr√ľngli in Zurich. The smell of chocolate at this place was intoxicating.

Macarons at Sprungli

I could eat this whole tower of pink macaron-y goodness.

Macaron Display at Sprungli

Tropical fruits at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich.

Tropical Fruits in Munich

Pretzels at Oktoberfest. I ate a lot of pretzels on this trip, including one in Zurich that was like a pretzel and butter sandwich. It was amazingly good. They like their dairy in Switzerland.

Pretzels at Oktoberfest

These are lebkuchenherzen, which are decorated gingerbread hearts that come in all sizes (I don’t know if you can tell from this picture, but these are the very big ones) . Most women (and some men) wear these around their necks at Oktoberfest. They say things like “I love you” and “I’m crazy for you.” I don’t know if you’re actually supposed to eat them, though – they felt like they were hard as a rock.

Hearts at Oktoberfest

Are you hungry now? I am. I could go for a pretzel.

Tomorrow: I roped Karin into picking some Etsy favorites.¬† Because I’m tricky like that.

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