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Wedding cake macaroons handmade priceless creation

March 25, 2014 6:44 pmViews: 279

Imagine a wedding cake macaroons with butterflies and a 6.5′ flower.

Wedding cake macaroons handmade priceless creation.

One thousand Wedding Cake Macaroons was the lobby feature at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California.

In San Francisco, a wedding cake went on display using 1,000 handmade macaroons to celebrate the 2013 spring and summer wedding season.

The hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Jean-François Houdré is the designer of the six-and-a-half-feet tall wedding cake.  And it was put in The Westin St. Francis Hotel lobby for all to enjoy.

Macaron cake in The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

Macaroon Cake in The Westin St. Francis Hotel lobby.

Chef Houdré and his team put in over 75 hours to create the cake. It took place over a month to create the delicate work of art.

More than 1,000 handmade Parisian macaroons in various sizes and irresistible flavors decorate three large circular layers.  And the cone-shaped tower.

The unique flavors are lavender, rose water, chocolate,  blueberry, pistachio, yuzu and almond.

The approximate cost of the priceless cake at the time was $8,900USD.

And that includes the beautiful handmade sugar butterflies that embellish the sides.  A large sugar flower butterfly is sitting on the top of the cake. And it looks as if it will take flight at any time! 

What a great idea for wedding guests to see when they are choosing their macaroon flavor. The large butterfly is shown in the photo on the right side.  Wedding cake macaroons handmade priceless creation.

Weddings and Receptions at The Westin St. Francis.

For over 100 years The Westin St Francis has been chosen by socialites, royalty and business leaders for social events and weddings. The hotel’s location is in the Union Square. And it is a magnificent setting for San Francisco weddings.

The ambiance of marble columns, ornate balconies and intricate woodworking transport you to the elegance of yesteryear. And obviously, they make great cakes!

Over 75 hours were spent on creating the priceless creation.

About Macaroons.
A macaroon is a sweet meringue-base confection. It is made with eggs, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond and food coloring. And it is sometimes known as the Luxemburgerli. The macaroon fill is commonly ganache with buttercream or jam filling. And the stuffing is the sandwich between the two biscuits. The name is from the Italian words maccarone or maccherone. And maccherone the Italian meringue. Here is a link to the Macaroon Source wikipedia.org.

Making the Wedding Cake Macaroons priceless creation a piece of art.

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