While I’m estastic about the overwhelming response to the macarons I’ve put up for sale and grateful beyond words to my repeat customers, I have to admit that I’m completely exhausted. I’ve just come off an entire week of doing not much else besides baking and sandwiching macarons.
I don’t know how other bloggers selling their macarons are managing, but for me, making 6 different flavours per day is no mean feat. It’s especially challenging when I have to make various flavours of buttercream, nut pastes, nut praline and chocolate ganache for the fillings, all in a single day. This is made all the more difficult by the fact that I’m not a fast worker in the kitchen.
In order not to end up with less than perfect macarons due to having to churn out too many flavours each day, I’ve had to turn away potential customers, something which I’m loathe to do since I really don’t want to disappoint anyone who’d like to try them.
This is why I’m toying with the idea of a baking schedule. This amounts to offering 4 fixed flavours (e.g. chocolate, rose, opera, green tea on Mondays, apricot, raspberry, black sesame, hazelnut chocolate on Tuesdays etc) for each day of the week from which customers pick the 3 that they fancy. This way, customers get well-made macarons while I get to preserve my sanity.
I think this could be a win-win situation, no? Feel free to let me know what you think and which flavours you think would work well together!
Incidentally, based on the responses I’ve received about how much filling you like in your maccies, all of you like your maccies the same way I like mine - with a huge dollop of filling!