Sunday, April 8, 2012

Macaron Wedding Cake

We had the opportunity to collaborate with one of my favorite bakeries in Austin - the adorable La Patisserie. The bride wanted an elegant wedding cake with a macaron tower, but she wasn't sure how else to incorporate the macarons to add character to the cake. La Patisserie made the macarons, and we designed, made, and assembled the cake. After I sent her a couple of sketches, she decided on the tower with additional macarons skirting the perimeter of the cake.
The flavors of the macarons and cake were also complementary. The cake was our popular almond amaretto strawberry while the macarons were a variety of berry, vanilla and white chocolate flavors.
The color isn't great on the photo, but it looked perfect against the dark gray wall of the W Hotel ballroom. I've never been able to get a good photo there, though. Maybe there's too much gray. In any case, the bride was thrilled when she saw the cake. I'm sure as the popularity of macarons takes off, we'll be making more cakes in different colors and styles.