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color me happy: paulette's macarons


At the close of another dreary winter's day, I thought I'd color your world with pictures from one of the stops on this weekend's excursion into San Francisco with Michele of Cakewalk Baking and her friend Jessica.  We had a lovely girls day {that's code for leaving the kids at home} of shopping and inspiration gathering for an upcoming event.  A few of our stops included Miette {which sadly was closed due to an unfortunate plumbing incident}, Crown & Crumpet for afternoon tea, Kara's Cupcakes and Paulette's Macarons {pictured here}.  I'm not going to review the shops for you since it's already way past my bedtime, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves throughout, and I'd be happy to provide more info via e-mail for anyone planning a visit to these SF locations.

{all images copyright birthday girl 2011}

Caroline (February 21, 2011 at 11:27 PM)  

I love Crown and Crumpet ... their Paris tea is one of my favorites!!! And I have yet to got to Paulettes but will definitely have to now. What a fabulous outing to have with your friends. XO!

Paper Heart Girl (February 22, 2011 at 4:55 AM)  

mmmm, fabulous! I want some! xxxxx

Atelier Glacê Real (February 22, 2011 at 6:40 AM)  

Adoro macarons!!!
E estes estão perfeitos!!!

Cakewalk Baking (February 22, 2011 at 8:06 AM)  

It was so much fun! We need to steal back over to the city to go to Miette!
I found & ordered my pink cake stand from Sweet Lulu...

Invited Ink (February 22, 2011 at 1:40 PM)  

How is Paulette's? My FI are I are in agreement, that Kara's wasn't all that :o( She was in the top 10 cupcakes on Martha Stewart so I took FI there for his Birthday and we were both disappointed, way to sweet and the frosting on both of the cupcakes we had were gritty.

Oh Gorgeous Baby (February 22, 2011 at 4:15 PM)  

Okay this is going to sound really bad but I have NEVER ever had one! I am sure they have been around for a while but in Australia they became quite popular after Master Chef was on TV here and they made some. I think its about time I went and tried one...although its not going to do anything for my diet.

Katrina (February 22, 2011 at 8:01 PM)  

These are beautiful! I must stop by the shop next time I'm in San Fran!

Alba (February 23, 2011 at 5:48 AM)  

OMG, can I have a red one? No, no, that green... Or maybe the brown... aaaarg!!! All, all!!! :)

Tara (February 23, 2011 at 6:50 AM)  

I've never had a macaron but I'm looking for somewhere local where I might find them.

Tanya Weppler Quinn (February 23, 2011 at 8:16 AM)  

I think macaroons are the new cupcake! ; )

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