Bye-Bye Cupcake, Bonjour Macaron

Originally posted on Red Tricycle:
Fancy Nancy had it right: “Everything in French sounds fancy.” Oo-la-la indeed. Confused about these candy-colored cookies?  Unlike their kissing-cousin, coconut macaroons, macarons are fluffy almond meringue pillows sandwiched with a dollop of ganache or buttercream, in flavors limited only by  the imagination.  Talk about good stuff in a small…