Sunday, January 12, 2014

I Simply Swoon Over Macarons!


The first time I ever laid eyes on French Macarons I simply swooned. They are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. When my hubby and I decided to open a bakery store front I became determined to master the art of the macaron. Little did I know that we would become Easley's first Macaronier. Now we have inspired other bakeries and home bakers in the Easley area to learn this art. My staff and I have also had the pleasure of introducing and educating the people of Easley about this sweet delicacy. We love to see the expressions on people's faces when they have their first taste of a French macaron! We have had many requests to ship our macarons around the world and are working to achieve this. This blog is where I will record my journey to perfecting and creating the best macarons in South Carolina.
Lavender Vanilla Macarons by Veronica Arthur owner of With Love & Confection.
Styling and Photography by Veronica Arthur.


Vanilla Snowflake Macarons by Veronica Arthur. Photography by Veronica Arthur.
I'm honored to say that these have inspired local photographers.
During Christmas 2013 our decorated and shaped macarons became an Easley phenomenon! We could hardly keep up with the demand! We expect 2014 to be even bigger! 



Gingerbread Man Macarons are an original macaron creation by Veronica Arthur. These were a huge hit during Christmas!


Christmas Tree Macarons by Veronica Arthur.
Styling and photography by Veronica Arthur

Snowman Macarons by Veronica Arthur at With Love & Confection.
Photography by Veronica Arthur.




Earl Grey Tea macarons with Honey Buttercream filling.
Made with local honey from Bee Well Honey in Pickens, SC.
Photography by Veronica Arthur

Chai Tea Macarons with Cinnamon Buttercream Filling.

Conversation Heart Macarons are an original creation by Veronica Arthur.

LolliMacs
Macaron pops dipped in white chocolate.



Red Velvet Heart Macarons with Cream Cheese filling.



French Macarons by With Love & Confection.
Lavender, Earl Grey Tea, Marshmallow, Chocolate Mint.


Marshmallow Macarons with scratch made marshmallow filling.
An original macaron creation by With Love & Confection.

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The next few images are of my very first macarons made in December 2012. I can definitely see an improvement!

My first attempt at lavender macarons. The texture is too grainy.

The pink macarons in this picture are my very first attempt at creating macarons EVER.
Not too terribly bad. :)

First attempt at Chocolate Mint macarons in December 2012.
These were a big hit.

My first attempt at Chocolate Macarons in April 2013.




With Love & Confection ~ A Sweet Boutique bakery store front.
Please visit us if you are ever in the area!
838 Powdersville Rd
Easley, SC 29642
864-982-8880

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Thank you for visiting and joining me on my "macaronspedition"!


With Love & Confection,
Veronica