Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine’s Day at Adriano Zumbo



What is Valentine’s Day good for?

1. About 1 week after Christmas, department stores and gift shops are festooned with pink and red and glittery hearts – not good
2. It is the busiest day of the year for florists. The cost of flower deliveries skyrockets, as does the cost of (imported) red roses – not good
3. The classifieds publish love messages to ‘my cute Honeybunny’ from ‘your big Fluffywuffy’ – good for a laugh but not much else
4. In the week leading up to February 14th, Adriano Zumbo Patissier presents heart-shaped macarons and Valentines cakes – finally, a WIN!


The macarons in the store are a riot of colour, and beautifully packaged, to boot.

Some of the flavours I bought – they are pastel-y and subtle.

The Valentines cake is an extravaganza of strawberry jelly and hazelnut.
 
Have a sweet day, everyone!

24 comments:

  1. Who else but Mr. Zumbo to come up with heart-shaped macarons? They look fab as does the Valentine's cake! I was disappointed there wasn't a Fluffywuffy cake though .... :-)

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  2. those heart shaped macaroons are adorable :)
    thanks for posting!

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  3. Belle,
    I awarded you a blog award at my blog :)
    Make sure you come and pick it up sometime

    Kristy
    www.ksayerphotography.blogspot.com

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  4. I went in for a visit on Thursday and managed to grab a few things. I got a box of the raspberry shortcake macaron and marshmellows that I will be sharing with the boy. For myself, I got the Queen of Hearts and it was absolutely divine. I hope you enjoy yours too! YUM! :D

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  5. very cute
    wondeer how he got all the macarons the same heart shape (assuming u can only pipe them onto the baking tray??)

    i love your zumbo posts (i have not been yet so its awesome eye candy)

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  6. Awww, Pretty heart shaped macarons!

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  7. Hi Belle - thanks for posting the macarons and the valentine's cake - they look fantastic as all Zumbo's creations are!

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  8. heart shaped macarons oh so cute! love that shot of the heart macarons piled up!

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  9. i want a heart shaped macaron! liking the flavours that zumbo has come up with too :)

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  10. Love is in the air! Fantastic creations from Zumbo as always!

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  11. I just watched the My Kitchen Rules episode where the Perthites massacred macarons, so it's nice to see these babies :)

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  12. Oohh heart-shaped goodies hee hee need to head back for a Zumbo fix asap!

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  13. oh darling, i love all your special treats you have here. they all look soo delicious! love the blog so i'm following. =) come follow too if you like.

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  14. Aww they're so cute! Which was your favourite flavour?

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  15. Ooh, so pretty! Your blog is like a catalog for all the wonderful Zumbo creations! :) I can't wait to finally get the chance to visit but I'm not sure how many cakes I will be able to eat on my own! :P

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  16. The heart shaped macarons are gorgeous! Edible presents are most fun to give and to receive.

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  17. Mmmm thos pictures look really nice!!!

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  18. honeybunny to fluffywuffy... hahahaha that's the best i've heard so far!

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  19. Hi Joey@FoodiePop – I think the Fluffywuffy cake is on the agenda for next Valentine’s...

    Hi Kristy Sayer – the heart macarons are a Zumbo specialty and you can’t not take a photo of it! And thanks for the award!

    Hi mlle delicieuse – those macarons are popular, I don’t know why they aren’t more widely available.

    Hi Phuoc – hey, when you got the Queen of Hearts, was there a heart playing card on it? Mine didn’t have one, but there was one in the pic in the newspaper!

    Hi Betty – I’m surprised you haven’t been to Zumbo yet! You must go soon, you’d love it.

    Hi missklicious – aren’t the macarons cute? I think they sell out because everyone loves them.

    Hi Trissa – you’re welcome! Did you get the chance to get some?

    Hi penny aka jeroxie – hope you can get to visit Zumbo when you’re in Sydney

    Hi chocolatesuze – it’s not hard to make the macarons look good!

    Hi panda – the flavours are great because they are different to the usual ones. And they look good, too!

    Hi Ellie – hope you had a lovely Valentine’s

    Hi Conor @HoldtheBeef – didn’t that Perth guy have a complete meltdown? Oh well, they’re gone now...

    Hi FFichiban – maybe I’ll see you there at Zumbo!

    Hi Nunu of Classically Cool – thanks for visiting. Your blog is really interesting!

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    Hi Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella – the black forest didn’t look very ‘black’ but it had cherry pieces in the ganache, so that was good :)

    Hi Rilsta – you’d be surprised how easily the cakes are consumed. I usually have to share one cake between us, but it means you can get to try different ones

    Hi Arwen from Hoglet K – ooh, I love practical gifts, too, and food is the most practical there is!

    Hi Sarah A – thank you!

    Hi Trisha – hehe, imagine if someone called me ‘Honeybunny’. I’d punch them!

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  20. I am so jealous of their perfectly shaped macarons. I just made my first attempt tonight and clearly I am not macaron gifted. BOOOOO.

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  21. We missed it again this time ... darn!

    Gotta love Zumbo for his divinely good macarons regardless of their
    shapes.

    Hope you had a sweet and romantic Valentine's Day.

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  22. wow, i'm in awe of those perfectly formed heart shapes... we are really missing out on zumbo's cakes in melbs!

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