I blame it on biscotti but I leveled up my baking with French macarons. (It’s a love story)!

When my cousin Joe got engaged to his sweetheart Lauren in Paris, our family was over the moon. Later, when Joe asked me to make cookies for his wedding reception, I knew it was time for me to step up my French macaron game. I took a deep dive into all things macarons so I could present them with a stunning macaron tower.


macaron invite
Mary and macaron tower
Macaron tower

I went with a big one (because more is more)—but there’s also a smaller version that works perfectly for more intimate gatherings. I set my color theme for the shells and got busy developing different fillings. The shells freeze great, so I could get a head start! For the wedding macaron tower, I placed a ring of flowers at the base and top then tucked colorful macarons on each tier. It set the mood perfectly for their truly romantic wedding.

My French Macaron Tower Turned into a Macaron Christmas Tree for the Holidays

When Christmas finally rolls around, I usually make the macaron tree again. One of the best things about this recipe is how versatile it is. It's so easy to change up the look and the overall theme for any occasion. For Christmas, I stick with green shells and use holiday flavors for the fillings. With a gold star on top, it's just so pretty! No matter the occasion, the macaron tree just gets everyone in a celebratory mood. Wait until they start diving in and taste these delicious jewels!

For those of you whose mouths are watering, I have happy news: You too can make a dazzling macaron tree! This exclusive recipe happens to be the second-ever installment in my collaboration with Peoria magazine.

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November 30, 2022 — Mary DiSomma