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Let Them Eat Cake (and Some Fruit, too!)

I knew that the French were famous for their cuisine, but I wasn’t prepared for the sheer beauty of the cakes, pastries, confections and sweet treats offered in their patisseries.  Everything from the color combinations, to the shapes of the cakes and the finishing details – a raspberry here and there dusted with sugar, or the slightest hint of edible glitter or gold leaf – makes each cake a work of art.

But before you proceed any further reading this post, a word of warning.  This post may make you very, VERY hungry…

Which will you choose?

Patisserie window with attendant

Raspberry cakes

gorgeous fruit tart

beautiful cakes with fruit

Macaron tower

exquisite cakes

Checkerboard tarte

raspberry cake and macarons

fabulous dispaly of cakes in Paris

exquisite little cakes

Paris confections

Cake flip flops

assorted macarons

Assorted confections

(A side of fruit will go along nicely with your sweet treat.)

Raspberries and strawberries

fresh figs

currants

My choice?  The Saint Honore cream tart at Ladurée

Goodies at Laduree

Followed by a marzipan pear.

marzipan pear