Post # 1
this request is a long shot, but I figured I might as well ask! I would love to add macaroons to our wedding as small favors we give the guests we do not invite at the reception.
Unfortunately, macaroons must be eaten within three days in the fridge. They can remain in the freezer, but once out the three day rule is still valid.
I have a problem though: for reasons I will not bore you about, I would need them to last (non in the freezer) for a couple of weeks at least.
Do you know of any bakery or sweets company that sells macaroons packaged in a way that makes them last longer? Or perhaps sweets like macaroons but made with longer lasting ingredients?
Thank you very much for the help!
Post # 3
are you talking about macarons? they’re the sandwich-like cookie. macaroons are coconut.
there are plenty of bakeries that can ship macarons, but they don’t come cheap. do a google search.
Post # 4
@kitzy: Yes you are right, I made a mistake as I meant the macarons.
It’s true that there are tons of places that make them, I’ve already looked: the problem is that they all expire very soon.
I was hoping maybe someone knew of packaged macarons that last longer than the freshly baked ones – but I know it’s a really long shot!
Post # 5
Trader Joe’s has macarons. I believe they are frozen though. Since they are “mass produced”/pre-packaged you could give them a try to see if they will last longer than regular macarons outside the freezer though I kind of doubt it, especially for a few weeks (let me know if you try it, I’m curious too!)
We baked some macarons and they held up pretty well at 5 days in the fridge, but that seems like not long enough for you.
Post # 6
Actually, you might want to consider meringues.
They are pretty and light, like macarons, but last much longer and do not need to be in a freezer or a fridge. We make them for Christmas and they last several weeks in a non-airtight tin on the counter. You can basically make them in any color. http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup/food-and-drink/906371-dish-of-meringue.php?id=906371
They are also really easy to make (and cheaper) than macarons if you’re looking to DIY.
Post # 7
@nyckitten: Thank you very much for the reference! I’ll look it up and let you know what I find!
@nyckitten: Interesting plan B, I had not thought of that!! They are very good and do last a lot more, thank you for the tip!