One of the prettiest treats featured on a reception dessert table is the macaron. Macarons are a French meringue-based confection that is not only delicious, but also beautiful to behold. The macaron is made in a variety of the softest pastels, comes in many flavors and is often decorated. At weddings today macarons are constructed into towering displays, offered on cake pedestals and packaged to give as favors to the lucky guests to take home and enjoy. Love is sweet!