Macarons and Cupcakes - The Perfect Pair

Last week, I had the opportunity to make macarons for my husband's office and cupcakes for my office. Although the confections weren't served together, I realized that together, they make a picture perfect pair.

The macarons are scented with raspberry tea and filled with a sweet yet tart strawberry buttercream and the cupcakes are a simple vanilla cupcake with cream cheese frosting topped with a gum paste hydrangea petal.