by The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 27 January 2010

It’s official: Macarons are the new cupcakes. Tremendously colorful, bursting with flavor, and available in a range of tastes from classic to quirky, it’s clear why they’re the urban foodies must-have of 2010. And one hot spot gaining heaps of accolades for its crisp-on-outside, soft-on-the-inside version of these meringue-based biscuits is Baroque Patisserie, nestled in Sydney.

Along with a beautiful range of French pastries and cakes, Baroque churns out handmade, award-winning macarons in flavors from salted caramel and jasmine tea, to banana and avocado and the most popular, passionfruit with milk chocolate. And the patisserie will be adding Green and Gold varieties to their winning collection. Baroque’s also boasts a buzzing bistro, which according to those in the know, is certainly worth a trip in its own right for spot-on French fare. For now though, let’s skip straight to dessert.