I have really great friends. They took me to the designer tea at The Berkeley hotel in Knightsbridge as part of my Hen/Bachlorette weekend. I love the tea here because each piece is creative and really cute and they also keep bringing out more until you tell them to stop!
The cakes are in the colors of the fashion season and inspired by the world’s finest designers!

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I ordered the book I ♥ Macarons by Hisako Ogita. I do love macarons and I’ve been practicing and trying to improve my macaronnage. This book is perfect for that. It’s more of an instruction manual with one recipe for vanilla macarons with a few pages of variations at the end. I think that it’s not a bad thing. Making macarons is hard and it’s best to start with a basic macaron and work up from there. There are lots of helpful tips and photos of what to do if your macaron comes out wrong. I hope she writes a follow up book!


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I’m fascinated by macarons lately. I’ve also just bought a book from Amazon and plan on making more. There are different variations of maracons. There are French Macarons, Italian Macarons and Swiss Macarons. I’m sure there are others out there but these are the main ones I’ve come across in my research.

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I go to Selfridge’s Food Hall fairly often to drool over everything. On the occasion I actually buy something I usually get a Lola’s cupcake. Recently, the food hall has been changed around (for the better I think). Where the baked goods used to be together in one case it is now 2 separate areas. One area is a Lola’s cupcake bar with a few small tables. It looks very cute.


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I love macarons. They are all the rage right now but they are also very hard to make and it’s fun to find a new challenge and master it. They also taste really good! I’ve read about what other people are guessing the next big trend will be. I haven’t seen anything really exciting just yet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s going to be elaborate three layer cakes or something crazy like one dessert stuffed into another dessert (like the brookie, my friend Sophia spotted this).
This is the third time I’ve made macaroons and I think this is my best result so far. My first attempt came out a little chewy (but not bad) and the second pretty good.

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