Over the last few years French Macarons have become a big thing in the pastry world. In some places they have been called the new cupcake. My interest was piqued from watching Top Chef Just Desserts where I think there was a rules requirement that someone must make macarons in every episode. To make matters worse, macarons aren’t as simple as a cupcake. I mean, I can definitely make a cupcake. But macarons are fancy french delicacies that have all kinds of specific techniques and attributes.