Baking option 1: Attempt treats from scratch. Fail. (Again.) Pick up pastries.
Option 2: Order We Made This macaron mixes. Impress pals with your mastery of French techniques and effortless joie de vivre.
Miami confectioner Aranzazu Gayosso’s all-natural, gluten-free mixes make the decision a no-brainer. Each package contains the dry ingredients needed to whip up from 20 to 60 one-inch delights (depending on which size you order).
Simply follow the step-by-step instructions — there’s even a code for a video tutorial — for meringue flavors like pink peppercorn and strawberry ganache and vanilla lavender. Gayosso also includes recipes for two fillings.
Looking for something less hands-on? Care Packages ($35) filled with five seasonally rotating goodies (preserves, marshmallow knots, saffron caramels) ship out the second Friday of the month.
That’s your third option.
Photo: Courtesy of We Made This