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Luxury Macaron Wedding Cakes: The Sweetest of Show Stoppers

Centrepiece pastel luxury macaron tower placed on an opulent bed of greenery and fresh flowers

There is something about a sophisticated little macaron that immediately conjures up images of Parisian side streets and mouthwatering morsels. If you can practically taste that satisfying combination of chew and crackle as you take your first bite, we’d like to firstly say hi…you found a sweet spot here with us! As you might guess, we love luxury macaron wedding cakes (that’s both the making and the all-important eating). 

You heard it here first: the macaron is officially no longer just a French fancy. Using macaron towers and designs as an alternative or addition to your wedding cake results in a chic, luxurious finish that doubles down as a total showstopper. Your guests will be unable to resist the unique impact of a macaron wedding cake. We’ve just popped a batch in to bake, so settle in with a cup of tea and get ready to devour your delectable options for your wedding macaron tower. 

Brides choosing their favourite macaron flavour from a sage green ombré macaron tower
Choosing your favourite flavour…too many choices!

A Magnificently Luxury Wedding Cake Alternative

Luxury macaron wedding cakes are still making their way into the wedding world at large.  This year and next are the perfect time to make your wedding dessert distinctive and fun, whilst effortlessly bringing ‘luxury’ to the party.  Why not use macarons as a modern alternative to a traditional tiered wedding cake, as a contemporary macaron tower, or as wedding favours. 

If you are looking for something a little bit different when it comes to your wedding cake, we can create a whole 10-tier tower of macarons that has ‘wow’ factor in every way. Each sweet little shell combines to make one visually stunning design! These are popular paired with our ‘floating flowers’ or in our signature ombré pattern.  This is shown in the gorgeous classic blush pink ombré below. 

Pale blush pink ombré macaron tower placed on a bed of gorgeous blush pink roses against an ivory rose back drop
Our signature ombré luxury macaron wedding cake

For something totally different and summery, get inspired by Emma and Daniel’s gorgeous sunflower yellow ombré wedding at The Orangery by clicking here

Wedding Cake or Macarons – Why Choose?

Are you a lover of cake AND macarons like us? The wonderful thing is that they’re so versatile.  Why not addd them onto a cake to create the loveliest cascade of tumbling delights. These are visually stunning.  They can coordinate with your venue design to shine in their own right.  A sprinkling of macarons dotted around your cake on its table looks really lovely too!

4 tier white wedding cake with macarons in a blush pink cascade sat on a gold pedestal wedding cake stand surrounded by golden tea lights and the bride's bouquet
The loveliest cascade of tumbling delights

If you want to really bring the beauty of cake and macarons together in a memorable extravaganza, it’s possible to create a tasty tower of macarons topped with a tier of cake in your favourite flavour. Why would you choose between the two if you don’t have to!? 

Lilac macaron wedding cake (top tier finished with lilac ombre macaron tower) with a bride and groom topper, handmade lilac and ivory sugar flowers all placed on a bed of fresh purple, lilac and pink flowers. Table decorated with the letters K & S
Bring the beauty of cake and macarons together in a memorable extravaganza, it’s possible to create a tower of macarons topped with a tier of cake finished with hand made sugar flowers to match your bouquet

These are going to be so on-trend for 2023.  We started creating these yummy treats a few years ago and they are really taking off! We love the impact of the combination of cake tiers and towers, and it gives you a little extra flexibility with flavour too.

The macarons tasted amazing and the cake was so unbelievably delicious I wish I had another entire cake to myself.

Kezia & Sean, Leeds Castle

For more macaron wedding trends for 2023 click here

Luxury Macaron Flavour Options

We have all your classic favourites to transport you right back to that Parisian patisserie, as well as our own one of a kind flavour combinations so the surprises for your guests just keep coming! Our macarons are filled with soft buttercream or luscious chocolate ganache with that perfect chewy consistency you know and love, nestled between two crisp, coloured shells. 

Place setting finished with two pastel peach and sage green macarons, a gold knife, fork and spoon encased in a silk ribbon next to an ornate menu card
One of a kind flavour combinations waiting for you to try

One of our favourite things about your luxury wedding macaron cake is that you can choose your ultimate combination of flavours. Cast your eye over milk chocolate, pistachio and Moroccan almond for flavoursome familiarity, or peruse our menu for something more unusual. Try passionfruit and mango with homemade jam, zesty lemon or summer berry for the fruit lovers.  And indulge your sweet tooth with raspberry ripple (just like the ice cream!), banoffee pie and salted caramel.

We were so pleased with the macaron tower it really was a highlight for us…(the day) consisted of us asking each other what flavour of macaron we were going to eat first, and which one we thought would be our favourite!!

Karen & Matt, Winters Barn

Hints & Tips for Your Luxury Macaron Wedding Cake

If you love the idea of a luxury macaron wedding cake but have questions, here are a few of our top tips and fun facts.  Did you know: 

  • Macarons are naturally gluten-free, so if you or your guests have an intolerance these are a great option
  • You can decorate and style your macarons in so many different ways.  We can hand paint, add gold leaf or shimmer to them, and your colour options range from delicate pastels to bright bolds
  • They also work beautifully as favours, and have the added bonus of disappearing quite quickly on your wedding day!
  • We recommend at least 1-2 macarons per guest.  They’re bitesize and so moreish, you’ll be amazed at how swiftly they get snapped up
  • There really is a macaron option for every venue style and any number of guests.  Whether your taste is lavish and indulgent or sweet and simple, they work a treat.
Selection of hand painted pastel macarons placed on a gold plate ready to taste
Hand painted pastel macarons filled with your favourite buttercreams and ganaches

If you’re feeling the amour and your mouth is watering at the prospect of a luxury macaron wedding cake, we’d love to hear from you! We’re always happy to talk macarons. 

Come to our home-based Kent studio for a consultation. There will definitely be samples!

Erica and Charlie signature

 

 

Photos: Fiona Kelly Photography, Rebecca Douglas Photography, Photos From Sophie, Louisa Dettmer Photography, Thirdy Ado

Styling: Stag Cottage Flowers

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