Giveaway: Salt City Bakery Macarons

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I love small businesses…especially good ones. And today I have a great one to introduce you to: Salt City Bakery. Andrea runs Salt City Bakery from her home in Salt Lake City, Utah. She makes all kinds of amazing goodies including custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and her specialty, macarons. Not macaroons; macarons. Macarons are a French cookie with two meringue-based cookies with a filling sandwiches between them.

Andrea started her bakery business in 2009. She focuses on using high-quality, natural and organic ingredients to make the best-tasting baked goods. We were fortunate to get to sample some of her cupcakes, macarons, & madeleines.

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The strawberry cupcakes were made with real fruit and had a rich, cream-based vanilla frosting. The cake itself had a mild flavor with little specks of strawberries and lemon zest that was complimented by the creamy frosting (with real vanilla specks…my favorite).

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We also tried the madeleines, which were light and spongy with a hint of vanilla.

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But what we were really excited to sample were the macarons (and they’re gluten-free, too)! Andrea provided macarons in milk chocolate, Neapolitan, & raspberry lemonade. They were all fantastic with a light, delicate shell on the outside and a chewy-creamy middle that really satisfied the senses. The milk chocolate has both milk chocolate shells and a milk chocolate creamy center, so it is quite chocolaty. We all loved them! The Neapolitan has a chocolate shell and a strawberry shell with a vanilla cream center. The strawberry is a little understated, but these were a delicious creation, as well. Finally, the raspberry lemonade macarons were fresh and fruity with raspberry shells and a lemony center. I loved the light, but fresh flavor of these. The milk chocolate and raspberry lemonade were my favorites.

Raspberry Lemonade Macarons

Strawberry Cupcakes
Average Rating:  4
Mrs. Diner:  4
Amazing Diner:  3
Sweet Diner:  4
Little Diner:  5
Madeleines
Average Rating:  4
Mrs. Diner:  4
Sweet Diner:
  4
Milk Chocolate Macarons
Average Rating: 4.5
Mr. Diner: 4
Mrs. Diner: 5
Amazing Diner: 4
Sweet Diner: 5
Neopolitan Macarons
Average Rating:  5
Mrs. Diner:  5
Sweet Diner:  5
Raspberry Lemonade Macarons
Average Rating:  4.5
Mrs. Diner:  5
Sweet Diner:  4
 

Salt City Bakery accepts custom cake orders from local customers, but also sells other fantastic baked creations (go order some macarons now!) on etsy. Andrea ships her freshly baked items all over the US. She also has a blog that features her lovely custom cakes and a Facebook page to make it easy to keep up with her latest creations. Andrea is celebrating her three-year anniversary of her etsy shop on April 9th and has included our readers in the celebration with a giveaway of a dozen Neapolitan Macarons each to two lucky readers (believe me – you want to win these)! Also, make sure you check out her Facebook page, blog, & etsy shop for other great anniversary offers!

To Enter: Go to Salt City Bakery’s etsy shop, then leave a comment on this post saying which item currently for sale most appeals to you. Additional entries are available for liking Salt City Bakery on Facebook, subscribing to Salt City Bakery’s blog, & following Rate the Plate Utah. Please use the Rafflecopter form to enter.

Giveaway Closes: 12:01 am EST on Monday, April 9, 2012. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond. You must be at least 18 years old and have a US address to enter. Good luck!

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Product was provided by Salt City Bakery for this review & giveaway, but all opinions are our own honest review.  Salt City Bakery photos and logo used with permission.

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  1. The edible zebra sounds yummy.

  2. I’m drooling everything looks so good! Especially the All-Natural S’MORE French Macaron KIT – 1/2 Dozen

  3. Oh my goodness but these goodies look soooooo good. I would love to try any of them. The All Natural Double-Dutch Chocolate Mocha Latte Parisian cookies looks wonderful.

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  4. The dark chocolate biscotti are calling my name. So are the raspberry lemonade macaroons!

  5. Organic Peanut Butter, Walnut, Chocolate & Oat Granola Bars

  6. Ooooohhhh. Yum! I would love to try the raspberry lemonade macarons,and also the Chocolate Hazelnut Parisian Macarons! Everything looks delish!

  7. Thank you so much Jennifer! This is a lovely post and I am so delighted that you all liked my baked goods! I am very excited for this giveaway! Best of luck to all those who enter!

    • You are very welcome, Andrea. It has been delightful to work with you and we are also so excited for our readers to experience your baked goodies!

  8. The strawberry lemonade macarons look yummy! I do have to admit though that I have never had a macaron! :)

  9. Um, everything looks delicious! After reading how much you liked the raspberry lemonade macarons, I’d have to say that I really want some now. The blueberry lemon one sound yummy, too, as does anything chocolate. I’ve never had a macarcon, so hopefully Rafflecopter chooses me!

  10. Their Hazelnut Paresian Macarons look great to me!

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  11. I’d like to try one of each please!! :) The All Natural Chocolate & Vanilla Parisian Macaroons sound yummy.
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  12. oooo raspberry lemonade! Yum! I tried to buy macarons at La Jolla bakery a few weeks ago but they were sold out.

  13. Mmm… everything looks so tasty!! :) I would LOVE to try the All Natural Double-Dutch Chocolate Mocha Latte Parisian Macaron’s!

  14. The Organic Peanut Butter, Walnut, Chocolate & Oat Granola Bars sound delicious and healthy, too!

  15. the All-Natural S’MORE French Macaron KIT sounds fun!

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  17. I would love to try the Raspberry Lemonade!
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  18. The All Natural Double-Dutch Chocolate Mocha Latte Parisian Macaron’s sound the best!

  19. I would try the all natural Moluccas cookies

  20. The Neapolitan and Double Raspberry macarons sounds great. The photos are beautiful too.

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  21. The graham crackers and the strawberry lemonade macarons.

  22. I’ve had her macarons! They are all amazing! She is an amazing baker!

  23. The hard apple cider snickerdoodles sound great!
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  24. mm, blueberry lemon macaroons look great!

  25. Raspberry Lemonade Macarons – OMG. I need those!

  26. Id like to try the chocolate and vanilla macaroons’
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  27. I like the Organic Raspberry Lemonade Macaron’s

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  28. hard choice, but I’d have to go with the s’mores macaron kit. Yum! totally makes me think of summer.

  29. I would love to try All Natural Molasses Cookies
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  30. The most enticing to me is the S’MORE French Macaroon

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  31. Holly Hook says:

    I’d like to try the Double-Dutch Chocolate Mocha Latte Macaroons.

  32. The All Natural Hazelnut Russian Tea Cakes sound yummy!

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  33. All-Natural S’MORE French Macaron KIT sound delicious!
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  34. I’d love to try the chocolate hazelnut macaroons.

  35. Raspberry LEmonade Macaroons

  36. Oh yum! blueberry lemon macarons.

  37. Yummmm diggity. Raspberry Lemonade macarons… delish!!! :)

  38. The All Natural Double-Dutch Chocolate Mocha Latte Parisian Macaron’s look yummy!
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  39. Love Madeline’s. I even have a pan! I hope I win!

  40. Wow, these look really yummy! Strawberry Lemonade sounds so refreshing.

  41. Organic Strawberry Lemonade Parisian Macaron’s (1 Dozen) look good. Yum!! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  42. I also like the Chocolate & Vanilla Sable’ Cookie

  43. The Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies look wonderful.
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  44. The Chocolate Hazelnut Parisian Macarons look delicious.
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  45. Blueberry lemon macarons!

  46. I need the raspberry lemonade macarons!

  47. I would love to try the Strawberry Lemonade macarons – they look so fun and yummy – but I also love anything chocolate!

  48. the All Natural Chocolate Hazelnut Parisian Macaroons look AMAZING lol
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  49. I’m pregnant, so . . . everything sounds good! I would love to try the chocolate chip blondies!

  50. Fantastic giveaway! The Organic Double Raspberry Parisian Macaron’s look incredible!
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  51. All Natural Double-Dutch Chocolate Mocha Latte Parisian Macaron’s

  52. zebra print cupcakes

  53. Wow, the Organic Blueberry Lemon Parisian Macaron’s look great
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  54. The raspberry lemonade macarons look divine! (must have giveaways)

  55. Organic Strawberry & Vanilla Bean Parisian Macarons

  56. Kristina says:

    rasberry lemonade! my favorite

  57. All Natural Hazelnut Chocolate Dipped Biscotti look amazing! chaselhoff at usa dot net

  58. double dutch chocolate macarons!!

  59. rockin_robin54@hotmail.com says:

    Wow – how can I possibly choose? I always go for organic first -organic chocolate, of course! Organic Strawberry Lemonade Parisian Macaron’s sound yummy – but so do the double dutch chocolate macarons. Thanks

  60. The Organic Raspberry Lemonade Macarons look good!
    Thank you!

  61. i like the All-Natural S’MORE French Macaron KIT

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  62. I’m having a chocolate snack meltdown. To many to choose from, hard desicion……arrrrrhhhh. but, I love the All Natural Chocolate Hazelnut Parisian Macarons – final answer.

  63. I like the Organic Double Raspberry Parisian Macaron’s. Thank you

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  64. Wow! Everything looks so good! I’d love to try the All Natural Cinnamon & Honey Graham Crackers
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  65. All Natural Hazelnut Russian Tea Cakes look so good! heinzmom at hotmail dot com

  66. All Natural Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Cookies look delicious!

  67. The Organic Blueberry Lemon Parisian Macarons sound very good!
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  68. I am swooning over the Chocolate Hazelnut Parisian Macarons!

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  69. Harold D says:

    The Edible Zebra Print Cupcakes sound awesome!!

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  70. The all natural double dutch chocolate sound awesome.

  71. The Organic Peanut Butter, Walnut, Chocolate & Oat Granola Bars look yummy!

  72. The All Natural Double-Dutch Chocolate Mocha Latte Parisian Macaroons sound very intriguing to me!
    Yummmm!

  73. The Zebra print cupcakes look really good!
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  74. The Organic Raspberry Lemonade Macaron’s look the most enticing to me.

  75. The organic strawberry lemonade sounds great
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  76. I’d like to try the All Natural Chocolate & Vanilla Bean Parisian Macaron’s.
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  77. The Half Dozen All Natural Chocolate & Vanilla Parisian Macaron’s look amazing!

  78. The Double Dutch Chocolate Macaroons look fantastic. Bet they’re tasty too.

  79. Strawberry Lemonade Macaroons!!!!! I love anything Strawberry Lemondade flavored!
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  80. So many items to choose from. The chocolate biscotti looks good.
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  81. The All Natural Double-Dutch Chocolate Mocha Latte Parisian Macaron’s look fantastic!
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  82. I would love to try All Natural Chocolate Chip Blondies

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  83. I like the Zebra cupcakes

  84. All Natural Chocolate Chip Blondies
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  85. peanut butter walnut brownies

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  86. the All Natural Chocolate Chip Blondies sound wonderful

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