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A 22-Foot 'Magical Macaron Holiday Tree' Is On Display At The Diplomat Resort & Spa

What’s better than a mound of French macarons? How about 12,500 of them carefully lining a 22-foot Christmas tree. 

That’s what you can expect to find at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood this holiday season. 

Created by a team led by executive pastry chef Henry Martignago, the “Magical Macaron Holiday Tree”—billed as the world's largest—will be on display to the public in the hotel lobby through December.

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If you thought your holiday dessert recipe required a lot of ingredients, consider this: It took 1,200 eggs, 200 pounds of powdered sugar, 165 pounds of almond flour, and 132 pounds of granulated sugar to assemble the gargantuan sweet tree.

A styrofoam base helps support the treat-lined creation, which was put together in an effort to “showcase the beauty of the confection in a unique and visual way,” a hotel representative said. 

Those looking to get their sugar fix will be happy to learn that holiday-flavored macarons are available for purchase. Flavors include pumpkin spice, eggnog, orange cranberry, peppermint, elderberry and chestnut praline. And for the adults, macaron-inspired cocktails are also available. 

There will also be a mini pastry kitchen, made entirely out of gingerbread, offering cookies from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 

See some photos of the tree, below: 

Magical Macaron Holiday Tree

Magical Macaron Holiday Tree

Magical Macaron Holiday Tree

Diplomat Resort & Spa; 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood

(Lighted tree photos via Facebook/Diplomat Resort & Spa; day photos courtesy hotel representatives)