Macarons in Vancouver: Kawaii Eats

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Top row: Kawaii Pack, Bottom Row: Kyoto Pack

Where can you get macarons in Vancouver that have Hello Kitty shaped shells or cherry blossom decorations? Can’t think? That’s because sometimes the best things are kept hidden. Macarons from Kawaii Eats are one of them. Kawaii Eats isn’t a store, but you may have seen the cutest macarons popping up at farmers markets or craft fairs around Vancouver. 

Melany is the master behind these creative and tasty macarons at Kawaii Eats. For those who don’t know what “kawaii” means, it is the Japanese word for “cute.” Melany discovered a passion for baking after university and enrolled in the Pacific Institute for Culinary Arts. In 2011, Melany sold her macarons at a Baker’s Market in 2011. Now, she visits various craft fairs and markets a month.

Shocking fact? She baked approximately 2000 macarons for the Sakura Days Japan Fair.

A popular triple pack of macarons is the Kawaii Pack. This pack consists of a Hello Kitty macaron, Mameshiba (bean dog, a popular cartoon in Japan) macaron, and a “Panda-ron.” The Hello Kitty macaron consists of a raspberry buttercream, the Mameshiba macaron has a green tea buttercream, and the Pandaron has a dark chocolate and orange blossom ganache.

Top row: Kawaii Pack, Bottom Row: Kyoto Pack

Melany not only let me sample her Kawaii pack of macarons, but also her Kyoto Pack, which is seen in the bottom row (of above picture.) The Kyoto pack definitely have an essence of Japanese culture. The cherry blossom macaron has a green tea, white chocolate, and yuzu ganache. The middle macaron with the word “light” in Chinese has a chocolate nutella buttercream. The last macaron on the right has a black sesame and red bean buttercream.

Not only are the aesthetics of the macarons unique, but the flavours are too. Each macaron costs $2, a pack of three is $6 and 2 packs for $10.

Hello Kitty Macaron

Mameshiba Macaron

 

Cherry Blossom Macaron

Did you know the back of the Panda-ron had a tail?

Pandaron

Note the detail put into each macaron. Not only are the flavours unique and tasty, the aesthetic value of the macarons are incomparable.It is evident that a great amount of detail is  put in these macarons. My personal favourite of the macaron was the Mameshiba macaron. It had a burst of authentic green tea flavour, similar to green tea at a Japanese restaurant. It tasted exactly what I wanted to be.

Apart from decorative macarons, Melany also makes “button sized” macarons. “Button sized” macarons are tiny macarons that are bite sized. I had the honour to try a larger version of the Vanilla Lemon macaron and the Blueberry Lavender macaron.

White Macarons: Vanilla Lemon, Blue Macarons: Blueberry Lavender

Out of the two, I was addicted to the Blueberry Lavender macaron. It had the combination of both tastes, and I could taste lavender, not sugar. Plus, where else can you get a Blueberry Lavender macaron?

Blueberry Lavender

Melany also does custom macarons and cakes as well (prices vary.) Check out these pictures of Kawaii Eats’ other creations.

Victorian Macaron wedding cake

Hello Kitty macarons

The Halloween pack of macarons, called “Spook-a-rons” are sold at during the time near Halloween. The Black Cat macaron has a dark chocolate and chilly flavour. The pumpkin pie macaron has a pumpkin buttercream, and this one does not contain nuts. However, it is made in a non-nut free facility, but people who are not extremely allergic can enjoy this nut free macaron. The last macaron, the Ghostly macaron is vanilla flavoured.

Halloween Macarons called "Spook-a-rons" with Black Cat Macaron, Pumpkin Pie Macaron, and Ghostly Macaron

Special "Pink Ribbon" Macarons with Strawberry Buttercream

Owl Macarons: Owl-o-rons (Chocolate Macarons with Candy Cane Ganache)

Mickey and Minnie Chocolate Macarons with Chai buttercream and Poppyseed Lemon Curd Macarons

 

The "Frenchie" macaron with coffee vanilla buttercream

(Last seven images, credit to Melany, Kawaii Eats.)

Melany’s macarons scream “Kawaii!” at me when I’m just looking at them.No where else in the Lower Mainland can you get such cute and unique macarons.

Mark your calenders to remember when to purchase them! She will be selling these macarons at local craft fairs and markets on these confirmed dates:

When: October 27
What: 
Crafty Affaire
Where:
Elgin Hall, 14250 Crescent Road, South Surrey

When: November 8-11
What
: Make It! – Craft & Art Fair a
Where: Croation Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive

When: November 17-18
What:
 12th Annual Nikkei Centre Craft & Bake Fair
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby

When: December 1-2
What: Holiday Market
Where:  Elgin Hall, 14250 Crescent Road, South Surrey

When: December 8-9
What: Got Craft? Holiday Edition 
Where:  Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Contact Melany!

Blog
Kawaii Eats

Twitter
To keep up with Melany and what upcoming event she will be at, follow her Twitter @KawaiiEats

Facebook Page:
More yummy pictures can be found her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/KawaiiEats

Pictures (unless otherwise stated) and Article by: Whitney Hong, (@wheetnee) Blogger of WandsAndPliers

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