25 May 2014

Magnificent Macarons at Anges de Sucre

First thing's first: what's the difference between a macaron and a macaroon?

Well, cake lovers, they are not alternate spellings of the same thing. A macaron is an almond meringue-based cookie filled with a buttercream or ganache. The delicate treat has a crispy exterior and a soft, weightless interior, almost nougat-like in texture. A macaroon is a generic phrase applied to a number of small, sweet confections but most usually a dense coconut biscuit often piped in a star-shape and dipped in chocolate.

However, it's worth mentioning that macarons are often referred to as French macaroons, just to confuse matters further.

Let's leave it at that so I can tell you about a wonderful place that sells lots of lovely, tasty things...

Anges de Sucre is a gorgeous new boutique patisserie that's just opened its doors on Holland Street in the heart of Kensington. Its welcome arrival follows the huge success of the online shop from which Anges de Sucre has become supplier to many weddings, prestigious venues, leading hotels and brands across the country.

The company was founded by Reshmi, an ex-investment banker turned professionally trained chef who also happens to be a friend of Alex and I. We popped along to visit on Saturday afternoon and were dazzled by how beautiful Reshmi has made the place. Both the outside and inside have been lovingly hand-painted with delicate little birds and flowers. The window is dressed with strings of colourful macarons and the bright floral displays are stunning.

The macarons come in all sorts of different flavours such as pistachio, vanilla, earl grey, raspberry ripple and lavender. My personal favourite was the Ferrero Rocher! Each one is hand-made using some of the best ingredients; organic vanilla pods, free-range eggs, fine Belgian chocolate and fresh fruit.

But that's not all you can indulge in here. There are delicious marshmallows that are as light as air, mini cupcakes, ganache-filled pastries, croissants and some of the best coffee you'll find in Kensington, specially roasted in Paris. 

You could also grab yourself a hot chocolate (perfect for those marshmallows!), a nice cup of tea or even an expresso martini if you're feeling extra naughty. In fact this shop is just so damn lovely I basically felt like I wanted to move in!

I'll let my photos do the rest of the talking...

Anges de Sucre are holding a blogger's shindig this Thursday 26th May from 5.30pm until 8pm. There will be cocktails, canapes, goodie bags and of course, those gorgeous macarons! If you're a blogger and you'd like to come along then just send an RSVP to events@angesdesucre.com.

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  1. So gutted I'm not in London right now, I'd have been all over that blogger meet up - looks like an amazing place :) I'll be over for a visit when I'm back - she may have to stop me diving head first in to those macarons however!

    Grace xXx

    1. Definitely pop along when you're back! Well worth a visit! x

  2. Wow this place looks so colourful and delicious! Wish I still lived in London and could come along!

    Chloe x

  3. Ahh how I wish I was in London for this!!
    I love this kind of places - beautifully decorated that serves gorgeous food! Also, where are your kitten shoes from? So cute!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

    1. Thank you! They're glittery mice flats from Marc Jacobs, I love them! x http://www.shopstyle.co.uk/browse?fts=marc+jacobs+mouse+flats

  4. looks amazing! looking forward to visiting next week (which reminds me, MUST rsvp!) x

  5. WOW. How gorgeous is that place! Love how it's presented - just beautiful, and the macarons don't look too bad either!


  6. Wow this looks amazing! I have always wondered the difference between macaron and macaroon, thanks for clearing that one up haha! Rebeka x

    Rebeka Taylor

  7. Thanks for posting about the event, looks great! x

  8. Oh wow, I don't think I've ever craved a macaron more in my life!!
    The event sounds amazing too, would be lovely to meet some fellow bloggers!
    Thanks for sharing :) x

    Elizabeth Valentina

  9. Sounds amazing. I'd love to go along. Can never say no to Macarons and definitely not to bellinis!

    Will RSVP asap :)

    Katie <3

    1. Just realised, I already have an event on that night so won't be able to come :( Gutted. Love Macarons as well!


  10. Macrons are my favourite thing EVER! I always say if I get married I must have a macaron wedding cake!!


  11. If I'm being honest, I thought macarons & macaroons were the same! Have just emailed an RSVP & look forward to further macaron education :)

    Sophie X


  12. What a brilliant shop, I love marshmallows that are home made they are so much lighter than shop bought, macaroons are also a favourite. I would have loved to have come to the launch on Thursday unfortunately not in london. A good excuse to visit another time Lucy x

  13. argh, this has made me even more sad than I can't attend! it all looks amazing - no doubt I'll be popping in at some point very soon. you look stunning as usual! x

  14. Looking forward to seeing the macarons in all their glory at the event and hoping to see some familiar faces and meet a few new ones!
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

  15. Thank you for following me. I'm following you back - your blog is lovely. What a wonderful place for macaron lovers! I love independent places, especially when they're this creative.



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