when i was in new york last december
i went to fantastical bryant park.
for those of you who've never been there,
it's a totally fun and awesome outdoor place
full of wonderful shops, restaurants, and even
includes a merry-go-round and an ice skating rink.
after spending most of the afternoon there,
i was getting ready to leave when
i saw 2 girls munching on macarons
and holding a totally cute box of them.
because i love macarons,
i was flipping and asked where they got them
and they looked at me funny cuz
they were standing right in front of the place called woops!
a magical shop with magical macarons
of every color and flavor.
how the heck did i miss that place?
i got so dang excited i stepped
right up and ordered me 6 of them.
yup, only 6 cuz it cost me $18.
while i was leaving,
my sister who was waiting for me said
"do you realize what you just did?"
and she pointed to the shop that had about 100 people in line and practically covered the front of the shop.
100 people that i totally cut in front of because i was in macaron la la land and
just stepped right up to the booth to order,
not even realizing they were there.
and no one stopped me?!?!?
they must've known not to ever bother
a macaron la la land person.
well to make a long story short,
i got outta that la la land state
when i got the blah blah bill for it.
goodness they are bloody expensive!
and to get a dozen shipped to my house
would cost me $72.
72 bucks for 12 cookies?!
don't get me wrong, they were good and everything
but i decided i had to make my own again if i wanted more.
so i did.
using this ole reliable recipe.
and i thought to do
something else with them here:
then i did one more thing:
and i wrapped them up in red cling wrap,
tied a ribbon around it
and off they went to a couple sweeties i know.
i made 40 of them which amounts to $120
at some macaron places
and that doesn't even count the decorations that go with it.
so i am guessing this would go for $150?
oh and don't forget
the shipping that goes with it.
so pretty valentine package gift=
but looks like you spent a ton.
if you don't wanna make any macarons at all,
you can always make truffles or
another chocolate cookie
or even dipped mini oreos instead.
what's not to love?
HAPPY HEART DAY EVERYBODY!!!