Post # 1
OK ladies. My BFF is 3 days away from her wedding reception and is having a final melt down that I’m hoping someone can help with.
She bought kraft paper flat bags for her macron favors. She is VERY set on the kraft paper for some reason, and since she already bought them and tried them she can’t return them for something else anyway.
Here’s the problem- the macrons have some oil like any other pastery. As a result, they are making oil stains on the bags. We considered wrapping them in plastic, but two moms have mentioned that this would make the macrons soft because there was nothing to catch the oil.
So BFF is thinking she’s going to buy small plastic bags to put inside the paper bags. Will this make them soft too? What if the plastic bags weren’t sealed? Would that help? I suggested maybe folding tissue paper & then parchment over them before putting them in the kraft bags, but this is getting more labor intensive by the moment.
I’m talking about these babies (she bought them at Trader Joes for cheap!)
Post # 3
I made macarons for my Mum’s work Christmas gifts last year and packaged them in plastic bag/sleeve things tied at the top with ribbon. I only did this the night before she gave them out but in that time they did not go soggy or anything like that? I’ve never really noticed a macaron giving off oil though.
Post # 4
@MexiPino: Perhaps wax paper or parchment paper? The wax paper would definitely prevent oil stains, but it might not let the macaron “breathe.” The parchment paper would be an extra barrier between the macaron and kraft paper.
P.S. How much were the Trader Joe’s macarons?? They’re beautiful!
Post # 5
I’d think a layer of parchment paper would do the trick.
Post # 6
@somethingaquamarine: OH ha… that’s just a random image of macrons… I wanted people to know I didn’t mean those piles of coconut things. But Trader Joes are yummy at the are 12 for $5 which was much less than the bakeries (even not quite professional, home bakers) we found! She got pumpkin, chocolate and vanilla.
Post # 7
@MexiPino: I would wrap them loosely (no need to suffocate them or wrap them 360) in wax paper and put them in the night before, or if you can on the morning. They look cute in their little package too 🙂
Post # 8
@FutureMrsHallam: Yeah, I think anything (plastic bag or wax paper) that will form a barrier but is left open so they ‘breathe’ will be ok.
Thanks Bees!! I wanted to find a good solution for her that wasn’t labor intensive so I don’t have to help her with it since my to-do list for this wedding is already crazy this week.
Post # 9
@MexiPino: Oh duh! Those are Bottega Louie macarons – I think they sell for a couple dollars a piece. Twelve for $5 is a great deal! I’ll have to swing by my T Joe’s to see if I can pick up a little snack.