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How to Make Your Macarons Stand Out From the Crowd

I love making classic macarons, but sometimes I want to create something a little bit different from the ordinary plain, classic shell. Occasionally adding some sparkle or a hint of what is in the filling on the inside can be very effective decoration. As with cupcakes, adding a little je ne sais quoi to the top of can look great AND allows you to hide a multitude of sins. Let's face it, we cannot always make flawless macarons all of the time, so rather than being embarrassed by any bumpy or uneven shells, pimp and preen them with a little something extra! After all, even if they are not 100% perfect they will still taste phenomenal...  Here are some of...

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Mon Dessert Launches in Fenwick Newcastle

We are thrilled to announce our first venture to the North, as Mon Dessert launches in Fenwick Newcastle! First opened in 1882, Fenwick Newcastle is a shopping institution and one of Britain's leading luxury department stores. John James Fenwick, began the retail empire when he took over a doctor’s house in a residential area of Newcastle upon Tyne. It cost him just £181 and 4 shillings to convert 5 Northumberland Street house into a shop. Today, the store offers everything from food to fashion spread over five floors of the iconic building in Newcastle city centre. With 11 stylish eateries and services including personal shopping, a hair salon and a nail bar, it is the ultimate one-stop shop and the perfect new...

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Mon Dessert Welcomes the Return of the Great British Bake Off

Another year another tent! This month marks the return of everyone’s favourite show; The Great British Bake Off. An exciting time for all baking enthusiasts, myself included. GBBO will always be special to me, being a source of a great inspiration when I first started building the Mon Dessert brand... GBBO is the embodiment of Britain’s ongoing love affair with baking, demonstrating the passion behind not only simple baking, but complicated and sophisticated technical bakes. French patisserie favourites such as the macaron have featured in a number of the series’ challenges as they are famously considered tricky to master. Watching contestants struggle to grasp the basic aspects of creating macarons played a major role in my inspiration to create the Mon Dessert macaron home...

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A Love Affair with Recipe Boxes: Why Do I Need a Food Kit?

A Love Affair with Recipe Boxes: Why Do I Need a Food Kit? Over the last few years, the demand for recipe boxes and food service subscriptions has gone through the roof! From healthy meals delivered right to your door to conveniently packaged, nutritional snack boxes and even our own Mon Dessert mini-kit subscription service, there is no denying the popularity of these food kits. But why are they so great? In a world built around a desire for convenience, with every product or service just one click of a button away, busy individuals are understandably enthused about these cleverly designed packages. Food subscription services and ready made kits offer consumers the ultimate convenience. Not only can they be delivered...

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Time to get behind The World's Biggest Coffee Morning!

Today is a special and very important day. Today we raise a mug in honour of all those who have, are or ever will be affected by cancer. Today is the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning organised by Macmillan Cancer Support; and we’re all invited! In case you haven’t heard of this wonderful event, the World’s Biggest Coffee morning is pretty much exactly what it sounds like; a day where hundreds and thousands of people get together to have a cuppa tea and a slice of cake with friends, family, colleagues and sometimes even total strangers! Up and down the country people will be hosting coffee mornings, held in homes, community centres, offices and beyond, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support....

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