Jenny La Fleur
You know I had to do it! - Jenny La Fleur
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You know I had to do it!

padawansguide is such an enabler. I just so happened to be having a Macaron party today so when she posted about this cupcake wrapper set yesterday I had to have them and ordered the .PDF on the spot. I mean I HAD too!

The party was fun, helped greatly by the adorable cupcakes! Assembling them brought back memories of all the paper doll cutting in my youth... good times.

So what is a Macaron party you ask? It all started when I volunteered to make macarons for an event on Sunday (tomorrow). caseysmusings expressed interest in learning how to make the tasty if finicky treats so I invited her to come hang out and watch me bake. Then I thought why not make it a party of it and invited a few more girlfriends for a baking day. The irony of all this being that in the end Casey wasn’t able to come but we'll get together another time! Oh darn, more macarons in my future. So sad. :P

I tried some new recipes today with varying levels of success so it took a few batches to get enough good macarons for Sunday. Luckily the "rejects" were tasty if not proper macarons and we consumed more than enough sugar to be going on with. Kitchen disasters are always much more fun with friends. (My first ever lemon curd was good anyway - yay!)

So yes I'm thinking more baking parties should be in my future. Perhaps éclairs next time... :>

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gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: February 12th, 2012 06:14 am (UTC) (link)
Awesome! I'm kind of jealous of your baking day :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 17th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! It was fun! You will get to have something of a baking party with me in April you know! :>
madamekat From: madamekat Date: February 12th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh, that is so awesome!! They look just like in the advertisement, too!!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 17th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC) (link)
They do - I was impressed!
cracked_code From: cracked_code Date: February 12th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay baking parties!!!

In honor of your event I bought myself a yummy eclair and some champagne! (no joke!)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 17th, 2012 02:23 pm (UTC) (link)
I totally approve and feel honored... *hugs*
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: February 12th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC) (link)
OMG! Awesome!! I love that you actually used these! Sorry I couldn't make it, but I'm glad you had fun!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 17th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much for the linkage - your timing was perfect!
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: February 12th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC) (link)
Mmm, the cupcakes look too faboo and macaroons=YUM. What a great idea for a little get together.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 17th, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC) (link)
It was great fun and very tasty, even the mistakes. Definitely one of my cleverer moments - I wish i had them more often!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: February 12th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC) (link)
So it was you! ;P I was actually thinking about buying those for my birthday. Who says I can make pretty cupcakes just for myself? ;)

Glad the baking day was a success!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 17th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC) (link)
LOL - yep it was me! I love the idea of making some for yourself, that is awesome!
jitteringbug From: jitteringbug Date: February 12th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC) (link)
those are so cute! I want to have a girly tea party for my birthday this year, and something similar might have to happen!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 17th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC) (link)
So cute - perfect for a girly party of any kind!
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: February 13th, 2012 11:32 am (UTC) (link)
Ah... Now I am even more sad I couldn't make it! (Just as well though--L. didn't get off duty when we expected him to, and ended up staying an extra 8 hours to fix something that had broken. So the car was stuck on base, and I at home! Typical! lol.) Boo hoo.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 17th, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Don't worry, there will be more cupcakes and macarons to be had! You were missed though... we really do need to get together soon!
fancyfrocks From: fancyfrocks Date: February 13th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC) (link)
How fun!!! I LOVE those cupcakes. Mmm... cupcakes...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 17th, 2012 02:29 pm (UTC) (link)
I had way too much fun with them... :>
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: February 18th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC) (link)
Ooooh, delicious and beautiful :) and what a lovely idea for a day with friends, so jealous!
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