It’s confession time: for two people who spend an awful lot of time thinking about, making, hand-painting (and yes, eating) macarons, our menu of wedding macaron flavours has been a long time coming. These bitesize beauties receive a lot of our love and attention. We’re always experimenting with different flavour possibilities, cracking the shell of which ones complement the moreish lightness of a macaron whilst also packing a flavoursome punch. As Kent macaron wedding cake makers every macaron is handmade in our kitchen here in Maidstone, so retaining our signature home-made-yet-gourmet style.
We are delighted to say that our macaron menu is now live and ready for your perusal (but by no means exhaustive, we must add!) We want to take you on a little journey that will help you decide which flavours will sing in your showstopper.
How To Choose Your Macaron Wedding Flavours
Just like with your wedding cake, you can have more than one flavour of macaron. We often encourage this because, thanks to their bitesize nature, your guests will often reach for more than one! The recommended number is two macarons for every guest. Choosing more than one flavour ensures everybody gets a choice. It’s also a great excuse to experiment with your flavours and have some fun too!
The beauty of our hand-made macarons is that the flavour doesn’t have to match the colour. Pistachio can be green and raspberry ripple can be pink, but this is often restrictive to your design and that’s the last thing we want. Whichever flavours you choose your design wings won’t be clipped. We can create and fill your macarons to fit with the overall look of your macaron cake or tower. If you’re a salted caramel lover but are opting for a pink ombre tower, we’ll ensure these work just as well. Plus, it’s a sweet surprise for your guests when they choose their macaron. It’s well known that the senses are heightened when one is restricted, and creating a mismatch of colour to flavour can be a fun tasting experience.
A ‘Mac’ Made In Heaven
Over the years we’ve been making macarons we’ve realised it is important not just to think about your wedding macaron flavours on their own, but also how they work with cake flavours. Many of our couples have a cake as part of their suite of sweets, whether that’s a wedding cake macaron tower hybrid or a cascade of macarons on the cake itself. Considering the flavours means that neither the cake nor the macaron will overwhelm the other, which is exactly what we did for Leah and Nick at their recent Spring wedding. Their ombre burnt orange macaron tower featured a luscious lemon top tier, and they opted for light and citrusy vanilla and orange macarons. It was a fiesta of flavour that went down a treat!
We’ve suggested some perfect cake flavour pairings for each of our macaron flavours below. Feel free to use these as inspiration or think outside the box and ask us for something else!
Moroccan Almond: match with orange blossom & almond cake for a delicate, nutty experience, or pair with rich chocolate to get a little decadent
Raspberry Ripple: match with raspberry red velvet or pair with peach melba, inspiring waves of childhood nostalgia
Pistachio: match with cappuccino coffee or luscious lemon cake flavours, for a seriously stylish European summer atmosphere
Rose Petal: match with Earl Grey, elderflower, lemon and blackberry, or pair with tipsy champagne and strawberry cake for a combination straight out of the summer garden
Passionfruit: pair with any of our zesty citrus flavours, or add indulgence with our Valencian orange chocolate cake flavour
Banoffee Pie: toffee apple crumble or carrot cake flavours are the perfect bedfellows, for a dessert buffet of options
Salted Caramel: match with our salted caramel cake, or contrast the sweetness with refreshing coconut and blueberry cake
Summerberry: match with any of our hedgerow flavours such as classic vanilla berry, or keep your flavours traditional with a classic fruit cake pairing
Zesty Lemon: pair with luscious lemon cake, add a dash of chocolate cake, or something seriously sweet – lemon flirts fabulously with almost all our cake flavours!
The Future of Wedding Macaron Flavours
Our menu is a graceful balance of traditional macaron flavours with modern, fruity options that our couples really love and often don’t realise you can have in a macaron. This is only the beginning. We’re already playing with new flavour combinations to surprise and delight you in the coming months.
We are inspired by everything around us, whether it’s the vibrant hedgerows laden with fresh fruits, the fizz and buzz of a hazy summer afternoon, or a cosy childhood memory. In fact, one of our upcoming flavours is inspired by Charlie’s time spent living in Texas, where they have a lot of lavender farms. A real favourite flavour combination over there is blueberry and lavender, which we think sounds like a gorgeous addition to our menu of wedding macaron flavours for Summer and Autumn! We are going to be working on the balance of flavours in our kitchen, and contacting our mailing list for any volunteers to try the new ideas…we think we might just have a few takers!
Bluebell Kitchen are Erica and Charlie Bell, that’s us, a mother-daughter team creating breathtaking wedding cakes and macarons from our studio in Maidstone, Kent. We love nothing more than getting to know our couples, and creating distinctive designs that are inventive and imaginative. Our one-of-a-kind cakes that are designed down to the very last (sugar) detail. We deliver across London, Kent, Essex, Surrey, Sussex and beyond.