Macaroons: The New Cupcakes?

NPR reported today that macaroons are the new cupcakes. If that's true, then Pittsburgh's Cupcake Class should be quaking in its (UGG) boots. Pittsburgh already has not one but two established Macaroon Classes -- one that has haunted the Duquesne Club for decades, and one that prefers the oh-so-tasty macaroons at Enrico Biscotti, in the Strip.

Cupcakes, in other words, may turn out to be 21st century tulips.


1 Response to "Macaroons: The New Cupcakes?"

PaniniGuy said... 2/13/2010 10:53 PM

Only one problem with that. Those aren't macaroons. They're macarons. Big difference.

1) NPR should be ashamed of itself for not noting the difference.

2) Those suckers are really freaking hard to make. We've tried.

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