Gourmet French Macarons {party pics + give-away!}

CONGRATS KM R – I’ve emailed you, you’re our winner!

Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that one of the moms on Miss R’s soccer team this year is also a creative “work from home” mom and blogger, but also that she had just released a book on macarons.

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Yes, those Parisian delights that are my #1 dessert choice always. Of course I went right home and ordered my own copy from Amazon and have loved pouring over the amazing photography and details of this book. What I really like is that Mindy has broken it down and made it seem simple enough that even I (if I dare) feel like I might be able to make these. She’s got troubleshooting, tips, there’s even a CD that has templates and such for her more whimsical designs. It really walks you through all the steps in detail as well as offers tons of shapes and flavors too.

Oh but wait, there’s more.

I got to attend her book party in Sacramento – and what a great party it was! I have to share some of the details:

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Who doesn’t love popcorn? I thought this bucket ‘o popcorn was super cute. Of course – there were macarons. And so much cute.

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I can tell you that these macarons (I sampled 3 different flavors) were all INCREDIBLE. I was really impressed – with both how lovely the book launch party was but more importantly that her treats were amazingly delicious.

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Oh, speaking of cute, there was also a lemonade bar.

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Such a fun evening – I’m so glad I got to attend. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who is curious about these treats, who wants to be able to make their own, as a gift, and just as a fun inspiring read for decorative cookie ideas in general.

Now – it gets even better. I get to give away a copy of this book to one of my lovely readers! For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner at random on Monday October 14th. The winner will be contacted on that date and the book will be sent out from the publisher.

I’m so excited to be able to share this great book with someone – it really is the prettiest cookbook I’ve seen in a long time, and also so packed with content it definitely is a keeper. I recommend checking out Mindy’s site too – it’s packed with all kinds of great articles. Here’s her book trailer video – love her passion for macarons.

Gourmet French Macarons from TK Productions on Vimeo.

I love supporting friends and fellow creative people getting out there and doing their thing – so I’m THRILLED for Mindy and I hope this book is a huge smash hit for her. It really is well done and I can’t say enough nice things about the book or Mindy herself.

Football Macarons

This book is available in print and kindle forms on Amazon.com

41 thoughts on “Gourmet French Macarons {party pics + give-away!}”

  1. I just tried my first macaron ever a few weeks ago and now I am in love! I look forward to trying to make them myself at home!!

  2. Love all the colors of the party and macaroons and the fabulous decorations! I will have to try and make these cookies at home. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!!

  3. OMG, I can tell this book is going to be a must-have. Thanks so much for offering a copy. Off to check out the video now …

  4. Tell your friend Mindy congrats on the new book. I love macaroons, and these ones look delish!!! the football one is particularly creative.

    maureen

  5. These pics are adorbs! I esp love the lemonade bar … what a great idea!! I can even see that for a girls night out and have some lovely libations to give it a different twist. Thanks for sharing, I’m pinning the lemonade bar on my Pinterest page now!

  6. Wow! I love macaroons and don’t those all look fabulous. What a generous friend you both are to have a giveaway too! Thank you.

  7. Oh wow!!! My husband and I love all kinds of Macaroons and besides me making cards I am a cake decorator and I love to bake too!!! I love all kinds of cookbooks!!!! This one is right up my alley!! LOL!!!

  8. Would love to win this for my almost 16 yo daughter. She is planning on a dancing with tea party type food 16th birthday bash. She is also in culinary arts in school, loves to bake, and wants to be a pastry chef! Thanks for the introduction May!

  9. Love macaroons! After working in a French bakery for many years, and learned a few secrets myself, I adore these amazing treats! Thanks for the chance!

  10. OMG, how pretty and yummy looking! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of what look’s to be an amazing book.

  11. I don;t believe I have actually ever had a macaron! I have had macaroons and macaroni, but I think I have to try these! Thanks for a chance to win the book!

  12. I’ve never tried a French macaron, but I think that I need to get this book and bake some! They look beautiful and sound delicious! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Mindy’s book!

  13. What a fun party and the book looks yummy.

    I have never tried making them. There is a Cordon Bleu school in town and i want to take a macarons workshop one day – but they always end up on a day that I am unavailable. Next one is on a Saturday when I am away for a scrapbook retreat.

  14. Somebody really knows how to throw a party!!! All those gorgeous cookies and a lemonade bar?!?! How creative!! I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance!!

  15. Oh for cute!!! I love the details included for the launch party. Thank you for the recommendation. I think my niece would love this book!!

  16. What a beautiful post–from the pictures to your sweet words. Mindy is lucky to have you as a friend. I loved the video and Mindy’s site and they make me want to run out and try a macaron. So much inspiration. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  17. What a great book – so filled with fun ideas for such a delicious treat. Thanks for a chance to win !

  18. This book would put my cookie baking daughter and her daughter over the moon! Thanks for giving us all a chance to win!

  19. Wow, what an amazing looking book!
    And what a cool soccer team – you need to start interviewing all the other mums!

  20. Ooohh I was just discussing how to make macaroons with my husband today. What a great piece of serendipity to stumble across this book. Thanks May!

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