Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Edinburgh is Delicious: Madamoiselle Macaron's Fabulous First Birthday

Do you need a bit of French chic in your life? Stepping into Madamoiselle Macaron's wee shop you'll find her very own sweet and sophisticated slice of Paris with an Eiffel Tower display, chaises longues and Edinburgh/Paris map mash-ups decorating the walls.  Elegant patisserie is set alongside gorgeous bright macarons clothed in beautiful packaging for your delectation. Madamoiselle Macaron herself spent time in Paris, learning to make macarons at the Alain Decasse cookery school and we are super pleased that she has now settled in Edinburgh to make them for us! They are very special bite-sized treats with delicious classic flavours like pistachio, raspberry and chocolate co-existing side by side with gingerbread, Hendricks gin and Irn Bru flavours as well as our favourite florals like lavender, rose and fleur d'orange. Madamoiselle packages her treats in gorgeous illustrated boxes - pink, topped with grey ribbon, inspired by the beautiful bakery in Grand Budapest Hotel.

On the occasion of Madamoiselle Macaron's first birthday at Grindlay Street (joyeux anniversaire!), we were invited for a party and to have a look around after a recent refurbishment. It's such a lovely space to enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate with your macarons and the daily offerings of patisserie that are available. There is also a big quartz table at the back of the shop, and you can book a macaron class to learn how to master these little beauties yourself.  Groups are welcome (think a chic little hen do or birthday party) and there are plenty of macarons for all.  Thrillingly, to celebrate the shop's first birthday, there is a celebratory giant champagne oyster macaron which has a strawberry champagne filling, pearlescent sheen and an adorable fondant pearl. C'est tres magnifique, Madamoiselle Macaron!


  1. So colorful. I would love to try the lavender. I am such a sucker for floral sweets.