I'm Rachel. I started Felicite Macarons in October of 2015. I have always loved baking and had a love for sweets, so when my friend asked me to help her throw a baby shower, I decided to give macarons a try. Couldn't be too hard, could it?
It wasn't! Well, my first batch anyways. They came out beautifully, with perfect little feet (the ruffle at the bottom) and smooth tops. I thought I had it down!
Unfortunately, almost every batch after that first one came out wrong. But one thing all the failure did was spur in me a desire to learn how to make these pesky little treats correctly, and that's how my journey began! Felicite has since expanded into cakes, cupcakes, cream puffs and eclairs. I also teach macaron classes with a Galveston-based culinary supply store and cooking school, The Kitchen Chick.
I decided to name my business Felicite (the French spelling of felicity) because it means intense happiness, joy and bliss. I feel like this is what eating a macaron is like, and my desire is for my desserts to impart this feeling to others.
felicite (adj): intense happiness, joy, bliss