Champagne, Saint Laurent, toile de Jouy… We admit it: We easily fall for quintessentially French things. And who doesn’t love macarons? Decadent and girly, their superthin shell belies a pillow-soft interior that’s part marshmallow, part buttercream, and all yum. So why not make like Marie Antoinette and let them eat cake tonight?
To recreate our nouveau take on this ultimate confection, start with the following:
- 1 frosted cake
- An assortment of macarons in ombré colors (enough to cover your cake)
1. Adhere macarons to the top and sides of your cake to cover the entire surface area. If needed, you can easily halve your cookies with a knife to fit.
2. Top with sparkler candles, light, and voilà!
Note: You can also use toothpicks, inserted into the sides of your cake at an upward angle, to better adhere the macarons.