Dream Cuisine truffle macaronMacarons  became “the new cupcakes”. Consisting of two almond meal and egg white biscuits, sandwiched together with ganache, macarons in their current form were invented in Paris in the early 20th century by Pierre Desfontaines Ladurée (although forms of almond cookie had been around for much longer). Flavours can be wild (violet blackcurrant, rosewater and raspberry) and one bakery even concocted a Lamington version for Australia Day. Macarons caused a stir on Masterchef and macaron towers have become the new croquembouche as a wedding cake.