I decided to go the minimalist route when I was packaging the macaron gifts. This way they were the stars of the show, just as they should be. Aren't they so pretty? I love how they look like little jewels in a box. The flavors I made were lemon, passion fruit, raspberry, pistachio and chocolate.
Some of you know that it was the mysterious macaron that inspired me to start this blog. That was back in August of 2009. Sixteen months and countless failures later, as well as a few triumphs, I would say my skill in macaron-making is a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. Maybe 7 1/2 if I'm feeling generous.