French shop Bumblebee Macarons opens at Park Place in Leawood

Leawood Bumblebee Macarons

Bumblebee Macarons, a new bakery selling colorful French cookies, has officially opened its doors at Leawood's Park Place shopping center. Photo credit Lucie Krisman.

A new shop selling colorful French cookies has opened its doors in southern Leawood.

Bumblebee Macarons celebrated its grand opening in Park Place earlier this month.

Leawood Park Place
Above, owner Connie Asher at Bumblebee Macarons in Leawood. Photo credit Lucie Krisman.

Bumblebee Macarons opened at Leawood’s Park Place shopping center

  • The bakery moved into a space at 11527 Ash St.
  • Bumblebee Macarons neighbors the Pink Antlers gift shop on the north end of the shopping center.
  • The bakery operates from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The shop sells macarons of 15 different flavors

  • Some of the flavors featured at Bumblebee Macarons include vanilla bean, pistachio, birthday cake and raspberry rose.
  • Customers can purchase single macarons for $3, a six-pack of them for $18, or a 12-pack of them for $34.
  • Owner Connie Asher said the shop may also soon launch some macaron ice cream sandwiches.

Asher has been making macarons for four years

  • Before opening the bakery at Park Place, Asher primarily sold her macarons at the Overland Park Farmers’ Market.
  • She decided to open her own storefront when she found out an open space near her daughter’s business — the Owen & Graham children’s boutique, which recently expanded with a new “tween” shop nextdoor.
  • “I think the concept of a macaron shop specifically is pretty unique,” she said. “It just so happened that this place was small enough, and we thought it make an adorable macaron shop.”

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