Macaron Mania

Paris

I was amused to read some commenters on Emma's post wondering if the cupcake fad was nearing an end suggest that the next big bonbon on the horizon may be the little French macaron. Because of course in Paris, it's "La cupcake-mania" that is threatening to supplant the macaron mania that has spread from the pâtisserie to the world of fashion and home décor...

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These macaron stickers from Créateurs de mode and this pillow from French company Bonjour mon Coussin are just two examples of how the macaron has become a fetishistic symbol of pleasure so compelling that the macaron-worshipping have actually begun to treat it as a decorative object instead of a high-calorie treat. And in this city known for chic, macaron rings, earrings, necklaces and keychains are popping up all over the place.

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Related: Wasabi Macarons From Pierre Hermé

- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from Paris. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com

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