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Sweet Hearts

"Cray cray adorbs!".  Those were the words uttered when one of my cooks spotted the multiple trays of these Valentine macarons.  I must say I have to agree!  We make A LOT of macarons at the bakery, so why not make heart-shaped ones too?  And while we're at it, why not stencil little love notes on them?  And while we're STILL at it, why not stack them on a bed of pink krinkeleen and put a bow on it?

We used a chablon to help us pipe the same chubby heart shape every time.  And just as every hipster has a tattoo "guy", we have a laser cutting "gurl" who helped us make itty bitty font stencils.  These "petits coeurs" also make great cake decorations, seen below on our "gateau for two".  Who's gonna be YOUR lucky Valentine??

Halloween Kitch

I can't say I'm much into Halloween anymore.  Probably because I've had to work on this "holiday" for at least the last 8 years of my life.  Although I do enjoy seeing everyone else having fun in their clever homemade costumes, and of course, all that mini candy.  

Now that October is upon us, we are getting the party started with these adorable Jack O'Lantern macarons.  About two and half times larger than our everyday varieties, these little guys get a spray-stenciled face and green taffy stems.  Each happy pumpkin is nestled in its own bed of raffia, and takes pride of place next to our entremets.  

Sitting happily together, it looks like a macaron pumpkin patch!