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Sweet Giveaway: Macaron Art!

Guess what? It's that special time of year when CakeSpy's Head Spy Jessie celebrates her birthday. Booyea!

What does that mean for you, though? Well, if you're in Seattle, it means that there will be free birthday cake every day this week (Tue-Sun) at the CakeSpy Shop! First come first served. 

But even if you're not in Seattle you can enter to win some totally sweet stuff! There will be giveaways all week, starting with this super sweet prize pack, perfect for macaron lovers: a miniature original watercolor CakeSpy painting (the original! Not a print!) of macarons and burger hanging out, and the cutest crochet macaron you've ever seen, made by the lovely and amazing Alicia Kachmar! 

Want to put yourself in the running? Simply put your answer to the important baked-good question below in the comments section below. This giveaway will close on Sunday, August 29 at 12 p.m. PST, and the winner will be contacted shortly after. US and Canada entries only this time, please!

Are macarons "the new cupcake"?

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Reader Comments (151)

hmm... well the def. share the cuteness quality!

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Nope - they are fashionable and delicious, but nothing will replace the cupcake.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterLise'

I love macaroons but they're usually more expensive and I think more difficult to make. Cupcakes have more staying power because they are so versatile, appeal to a wider audience, and the recipes are often very approachable.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterAndi.B

Macarons and woopie pies are gonna go head to head on this one.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

I think they are the "new cupcake" among others though.

August 24 | Unregistered Commenterivy

They definitely have become popular, but cupcakes will alwayshave a sweet place in my heart. Happy bday Jessie!

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

I don't think they're the new anything. They're certainly very popular (and frankly, they deserve a category all to themselves), but I'm not convinced anything can replace the cupcake.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterErin Sue

Not yet, but they could be! Either way, cupcakes all the way for me!!

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

I don't think so, it is more classic than a fad.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

I don't think so. They're also a little finger-food type treat, and they're also cute and yummy, but I don't think they're ever going to be as huge here as cupcakes. I just don't see people ordering two dozen macarons for someone's birthday...or too many wedding macaron towers.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

No way! As I read in an article on the subject, macarons are too difficult to make well to take off the way the cupcake did. It simple takes a lot more skill; you'll never be able to make macarons from a box mix.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Joyeux anniversaire! I hope not, the last thing we need is popularity killing one of the greatest treats on earth. My vote is with the whoopie pie.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterJocelyn Buzzas

They are trying to be! I'm waiting for mini-pies to become the fad!

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

Nah, but they are an awesome little experience of their own and fun to make. They might be my new favorite COOKIE, but that's a whole 'nother thing from cupcakes.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterMinde Briscoe

I don't think so...I have never met someone who doesn't like cupcakes but there are people who don't like macaroons.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterSarah B.

I feel like macarons were popular a couple years ago and are making another comeback. Anyone remember? Good luck everyone! (But cupcakes are sweeter, easier, and tastier, IMO.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterJamie G

Nah. Cupcakes are too fun! I need to make Macaroons soon one day...

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterMel

No way! Wait, what about cake batter flavored macaroons?

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterHolly B

Nope, there is room in the world (and my tummy) for BOTH!

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I believe macaroons could be the new cupcake. I've been seeing them everywhere latey. But cupcakes are still the best.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterSorayah

They're too small to be the next cupcake... are they better than cupcakes? Definitely in my opinion.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterGem

The cupcakes will never be taken over! The whoopie pies are just not as pretty and versatile, but yet they are really delish!! How about a whoopie pie on a cupcake? That sounds yummy!

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Do I think macaroons are the new cupcake......?
No way Jose! How 'bout no, Scott! Even if your name is not Scott or Jose! Who don't like macaroons? Who don't like cupcakes? I guess it's a reasonable question. Macaroons are coming out more and I can't remember when they're weren't cupcakes. But cupcakes are cupcakes. They are fluffy and sweet and are mini cakes. Everything is better mini! Macaroons are nice. A classic. But they could never kill the huge love of cupcakes!

August 24 | Unregistered Commenter¡Kakers!

I don't think they are the next cupcake. They are great but small, they won't fill you up like a cupcake will. Also, they are next to impossible for me to find here in Philadelphia. I love them though, I first tried them at a really nice bakery in Toronto, instant love.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

I haven't had a macaron yet, but since they're gluten-free I should make some. Regardless I don't think that they are going to replace the cupcake. They'll just become another fun dessert option.

August 24 | Unregistered CommenterLydia
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