French Made Baking is hosting their annual Macaron Day on Wednesday March 20, 2013 in conjunction with International Macaron Day fundraising events.
Stop by French Made Baking on March 20th and mention Macaron Day to receive a free macaron. In return, they simply ask that you consider making a donation to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (suggested donation is $2).
Macaron Day was founded in France (le jour du macaron) by Pierre Hermé years ago. It’s a day to celebrate the colours of spring with a bright palette of treats. Macaron Day events will be happening overseas, in New York, and in Toronto.
Macarons (not to be confused with macaroons) are meringue-based confections commonly filled with buttercream or jam with a delicate soft and crunchy outer shell.
French Made will be posting updates about available flavours in the coming days but they are preparing to offer at least 12 different varieties. Follow @FrMadeBaking on Twitter for updates leading up to Macaron Day/Jour du Macaron and check back here as more local bakeries are sure to get on board as they did last year.
I have been contacted by Kitchening & Co. who are also participating in Maracon Day. They’re giving away up to $10,000 worth of macarons to raise money for charities on the downtown eastside. For this campaign, simply pre-order macarons from their website and pick them up on Macaron Day, March 20th.
Thierry is also back on board this year. 10% of all macaron proceeds on this day will be donated towards the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.