Pink + Blue Macarons + Je T’aime

pink and blue buttercream macarons - Coco Cake Land

whistle and flute tshirts - Coco Cake Land

My journey of macaron making started at pretty much the EXACT same time as my breast cancer journey. So weird. I only just realized this. Macarons kept me from going down a horrible, mental insanity-inducing mind spiral from hell – it was the day after I was told I had breast cancer. I was baking for my mom’s 70th birthday high tea party. I decided to try my DARNDEST to make macarons, and succeed. It took me four attempts, adjusting things each time, focusing, not giving up, and finally I made some pretty macs.

how to make french macarons - tips from coco cake land

pink and blue buttercream macarons - Coco Cake Land

Macarons, in my kitchen, are the most finicky bastards in town. I’ve followed my own advice since first having macaron success and I’ve bombed horribly. I’ve found that MACARONS WANT YOU TO BE SCARED OF THEM and then they will rise up in jubilance with their ruffly goddamn feet and go “fine, here you go. You worked hard, you were terrified. Here are my ruffly feet.”

whistle and flute tshirts - Coco Cake Land

Can I tell you about this magical picture above where Teddy and I are looking EXTREMELY HAPPY? Hehe. My sweet pal Miranda of the amazing Whistle + Flute asked me if I wouldn’t mind being interviewed for her blog – super exciting! Yes! She sent me a macaron cutie tee for Teddy and a Je T’aime tee for myself. The plan was to take a cute pic of Teddy and I to accompany the interview. Yes, I could do this! So on a sunny weekend day in February, I told Teddy we were going to get ICE CREAM at the giant pink ice cream factory here in Vancouver. (PS is there an unsaid rule for graffiti taggers that they don’t tag pink walls? There are two sets of pink walls in our neighbourhood and neither are tagged, although everywhere else is.) We jumped into the car and headed down to the ice cream factory – the sun was out – but it was DARN COLD being February … and it didn’t occur to me that Teddy might huff puff about not having a jacket on! Even the LURE AND BRIBE OF A GUMMY BEAR VANILLA ICE CREAM CONE could not put a smile on his little face … so I was getting irritated/grumpy and Teddy wouldn’t smile and… SNAP!! My husband took our pics quickly and I hoped for the best, hehe! In the end we got one for the Whistle + Flute interview … and the macaron tee is one of Teddy’s faves.

stack of pink vanilla macarons - Coco Cake Land

Thanks again Miranda, Ryan, Aki and Archer for the tees, and for your support of me during my treatments! For those macaron makers out there – here’s my original post with the tips I’ve found online for making macarons. I’m also loving my IG friend Indulge with Mimi’s macarons and tips and videos. SO HELPFUL AND SWEET to share all your knowledge, I think. Macarons seem to have a special place in my heart, and a part of my recent history – I’ll continue to wrangle them! xo Lyndsay 

10 Responses to “Pink + Blue Macarons + Je T’aime”

  1. Tori

    Love!!!!! These are like the cutest and most gorgeous mararons ever!!!

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Aw thanks Tori! ^__^ I love the colour combo …

  2. Sarah

    This is the cutest macaron color combo you’ve done yet in my opinion. :) They’re so cheery and thank you for sharing how they fit into your cancer battle. You and Teddy are looking super sweet in your mom + son tees, what a great pair! xo

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Sarah you’re too sweet! thank you! Hope you are well!! xo

  3. Patty Kenny

    Beautiful pics! I love your writing “voice”, puts a smile on my face.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Thank you for saying so, Patty! :)

  4. Tessa Huff // Style Sweet CA

    Does Teddy’s shirt come in my size?!?! So cute! Macarons can be a real bitch, right? Ahhh, so frustrating sometimes! Love these colors together xoxo

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Oh my gosh no the macaron shirt doesn’t come in an adult size !! Yes – I’m glad even the baking master agrees!!! ^__^ Thanks T!! xo

  5. mimi

    You did amazing with these Lindsey! I liked how you got Teddy to take this cute pic. A little ice cream goes a long way! hehe. I have seen those macaron T’s on my feed and they are sooo adorable. Oneday, when I have a mini me, that would be the first shirt I want them to wear! :)

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  6. Grady's line camp

    Those macaroons are so cute omg !! I love those photos too they loved so lovely :)

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