FAQ

Do you ship orders?

My orders are limited to the Rochester area. Because I am selling my products as a Cottage Food Producer under the guidelines of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, shipping of my products is not allowed.

Do you offer dairy-free and gluten-free macarons?

I'm happy to say that all of my macarons are naturally gluten-free (made with almond flour), but unfortunately, all of my current flavor options include dairy in the filling. However, I can modify many of my flavors into a dairy-free custom order or I can create a special dairy-free flavor just for you! Feel free to contact me for more information on allergens. Please note as well that all orders are baked in my home kitchen, and I cannot guarantee that my macarons will be free from allergen cross-contamination.

Do you offer vegan macarons?

No. Macarons contain egg whites, so they are not vegan. I'm sure vegan macarons exist, but I do not make them. :)

Is it "macaroon" or "macaron"?

Macarons (pronounced mack-uh-ROHN) are what I make. They are an almond-based meringue sandwich cookie originally from France. They are often confused with macaroons (pronounced mack-uh-RUNE), which are chewy coconut cookies from Italy. This infographic has some fun information about the two different cookies. Both are delicious in their own right, but I only make the French macarons. I also pronounce it accordingly. ;)

Can I order a custom half dozen?

Currently, my only option for custom orders is a full dozen.

How long does it take for my order to be completed?

I request that you place your order at least a week in advance of the date you need it. This allows me to accommodate as many orders as possible while still working my full-time job. Every batch is baked to order, so it takes time. If you have a specific date that you need your macarons for, please make sure to allow adequate time (one week or longer) for your order to be processed and completed. You can also place your order weeks or months in advance!

How much does a custom order cost?

Basic custom orders (one flavor and color only) start at $25 and can be ordered in the online store. More complicated orders, such as multiple colors/flavors or special shapes, are priced according to complexity of design, time it takes to make them, and amount of ingredients/supplies required. If you would like a specific price for an order, please request a quote on my custom orders page.

Do you provide large orders for special events?

Yes, but I highly recommend requesting a quote from me if you need more than three dozen macarons for an event. Visit my special events page for further details. You can also contact me with questions about booking events!

Can I buy individual macarons?

Not right now. The minimum order size of any flavor is six. I'm only baking full batches to order, which makes it difficult to sell individual cookies. However, I do often end up with some leftovers, which I periodically sell as "macaron grab bags": six assorted flavors at a discounted price! Check the online store to see if I've got any in stock! (I also update my Facebook and Instagram whenever I've got them!)

Do you offer variety packs?

In the past, I have offered variety packs for specific holidays featuring 3-4 special seasonal flavors. These are pre-order only and I only have a limited quantity available. I expect that I will continue to do this in the future, but I don't offer variety packs on a regular basis. The best way to try a variety of flavors is to order a couple half dozen or check to see if I've got any grab bags in stock!

How long do macarons keep?

Macarons are best eaten fresh, but they should last a week in the fridge (if you can keep them around that long!). I usually advise bringing them up to room temperature before serving. You can also freeze your macarons if you need to keep them longer! Just make sure to put them in an air-tight container before placing them in the freezer.

Are your macarons for sale anywhere in town?

Not yet! Right now I only sell via my site because I bake every batch to order.

Will you deliver to my office?

As long as it's in Rochester, sure! Make sure you include the office address on your order and we can arrange a time for me to drop them off at your workplace!

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