Crazier Than Croquembouche
MAJESTIC MACARON CAKE
By Hsing Chen of Sweet Chick Boutique Patisserie
(Fondant-covered vanilla bean cake with raspberry-rose jam and raspberry mousseline, topped with rose macarons; $10 per serving).
Our Verdict: “The creamy filling is good, and the fresh vanilla (you can spot the vanilla bean specks!) has exceptional flavor; but we’re not fans of the heavy, waxy fondant. The cake’s traditional shape is obvious for a wedding, but the hot-pink, glittery macarons are a bit juvenile.”
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide