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November 4, 2010

macaron taste test | bloom baking co. | kansas city, missouri

While my macaron obsession has somewhat subsided over the past six months (it’s been difficult to find them in Kansas City!), Bloom Baking Co. in the City Market area has reignited my excitement for this little French cookie.

On one of my first excursions to City Market, Bloom Baking Co. caught my attention. Outside the door to the bakery, a nice older man sat with a table of samples—with everything from lemon bars to mushroom and spinach quiche—so naturally I had to get a few nibbles. Everything I tasted was delicious (and yes, I tasted almost everything he offered me), so I had to go in and see what else I could score. Inside the door, the cozy bakery is filled with fresh bread, made with flour from a Kansas mill, and a dessert display to die for. From cupcakes to whoopie pies to the ever-so-coveted macarons (and everything in between!), Bloom has something sweet for everyone. I didn’t even notice the delicate macarons until the teacher man pointed them out to me—win!

bloo baking co macarons

{Perfect for fall, these caramel apple and cranberry orange macarons from Bloom Baking Co. are both beautiful and delicious.}

I’ve had macarons from Bloom Baking Co. a couple of times, and I’m still trying to figure out how they compare to macarons from Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott in Leawood (my first macaron experience). I’ll probably have to re-visit Natasha’s and do another taste test, but from my memory, Natasha’s macarons had a more light, airy shell with a bit of a crunch to them; Bloom Baking Co.’s macarons seemed a little more chewy, yet still had a perfect, smooth filling. Regardless, I’m happy to keep stumbling upon these cute little French cookies in the Kansas City area.

What other bakeries in the Kansas City/Overland Park area have macarons? And to take it a bit farther: What bakeries in the area offer fun macaron baking classes? I’m too intimidated to try these on my own!

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  • http://www.angelchrys.com Christy

    I haven’t found anywhere offering macaron classes in KC, but if you find one, please post it!

    I’m looking forward to trying the macarons from Bloom. I’ve had Natasha’s and they inspired me to try baking some of my own. Some turn out well, some…don’t.

    • http://kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

      I definitely will, Christy! I haven’t tried to make my own macarons yet…intimidating. Kudos to you for giving it a whirl! What recipes/instructions did you use?



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