Recently we’ve been meeting lots of fantastic local wedding suppliers, one of whom we’d like to introduce to you today. Lynne Burns is the owner of Medici Macarons in Hebden Bridge. She makes beautiful macarons with free-range eggs and local, seasonal and Fairtrade ingredients. From the moment we met, Lynne’s enthusiasm for and dedication to creating her macarons really shone through so it was a real pleasure to be asked to photograph some of her delightful creations for her new website which will be launching soon.
We can safely say that not only do they look amazing (Lynne is a perfectionist and insists on every macaron being of the utmost quality) but they taste amazing too. We particularly love that she uses only natural colours, as well as locally sourced ingredients.
Here’s Lynne to tell you a bit more…
“My name is Lynne Burns and I am a macaronier or a maker of French macarons. I don’t have a baking background but in June 2013 I finally took the plunge and left my day job to concentrate full-time on following my passion for making macarons. I have to admit it – I am totally obsessed with making these wonderful, exquisite delicacies!
Macaron tower decorated with lavender.
Macarons are so versatile – filled with buttercream or chocolate ganache there are limitless flavours to be created. I work really hard on ensuring my macarons taste the very best that they can. I love being influenced by the seasons and by what produce is available locally. Many of my macarons sound very traditionally English and not French at all – rhubarb and custard, raspberry bakewell and the mince pie macaron just to name a few. But I also make more classic French flavours, like pistachio and vanilla and I’ve experimented with more exotic flavours too like the black sesame macaron with a Japanese yuzu mitsu buttercream. I only use natural ingredients to colour my macarons – but I am still able to create a beautiful rainbow of pastel shells.
Macaron towers are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to the traditional wedding cake or as a statement piece on a wedding dessert table. They also make wonderful bite-size wedding favours. Making macarons for weddings allows me to be truly creative – not just with developing delicious macaron flavours and delicate colour combinations but by working with cake makers and florists to ensure that the macaron tower is truly stunning.”
Lemon curd macaron with a crystallised primrose flower.
Perfect for wedding favours.
A decorated rose macaron.
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