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Macarons at Sugar Fixe: Sweet of the Week

Macarons at Sugar Fixe:

Macarons at Sugar Fixe:

Macarons at Sugar Fixe:

 

When it comes to dessert and pastry trends, I suppose it was only a matter of time before we embraced the twee. First there was cupcakes, then there was doughnuts. We were due for a dainty reprieve, and I am all about macarons. I love them for their merciful lack of excess (usually), their subtle sweetness (usually), and their small size (again, usually). By nature, macarons are delicate French pastries that make for the perfect afternoon snack, rather than gut-busting extravagance that renders you sugared up and useless for the rest of the day. They also happen to be beautifully lustrous and artistic, and when done right, macarons can show just how refined and elegant a pastry can be. Such is the case at Lincoln Park newcomer Sugar Fixe, the first city location for the Oak Park-based bake shop. Sugar Fixe is right at home in the twee epicenter of Lincoln Park along Armitage, filled to the brim with a dizzying array of rainbow-hued macarons and macaron-like desserts………………CONTINUE: