Presenting the “Hedwig Schmidt” macaron. (Photo courtesy of Tout Sweet Patisserie)
Glitzy New Macaron from Tout Sweet
Inspired by the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Tout Sweet of San Francisco has created a limited-edition macaron covered in a riot of edible red glitter.
Pastry Chef-Proprietor Yigit Pura was inspired to make the “Hedwig Schmidt” macaron because the musical’s message of “love and discovering who you really are,” resonated with him.
Named for the title character in the musical, the macaron features a bourbon-orange marmalade ganache with a brandied cherry center. And of course, there’s the glitter, which will leave your lips sparkling.
Tout Sweet’s Nutella brioche.
If you need a pick-me-up of the sweet persuasion while shopping in San Francisco’s tony Union Square area, duck into Macy’s.
That’s where you’ll find Tout Sweet — past the racks of women’s sportswear on the third floor.
It’s the cute little patisserie by Yigit Pura, the first winner of “Top Chef: Just Desserts.”
Done up in gumdrop colors, it’s a cheery place to pick up a treat or to sit for a spell while enjoying coffee, a glass of wine or even a savory sandwich.
That’s exactly what I did one day recently when I bought a few things to enjoy later at home.