Sunday, April 26, 2020

3 Easy Ways To Decorate Macarons

Hello everyone!
Mother's Day is fast approaching.
I always like to give my mama a treat along with some fresh flowers. 
This year I decided to go with macarons.
They are beautiful and elegant which makes them perfect for Mother's Day.
I have never made my own macarons and I wasn't going to start with ones meant to be a gift so, I purchased some from a local bakery.
I wanted to add my own touches to them so they would feel a little more personal.
Here are the three ways I added my own decor.


Paintbrush Strokes



Add a few drops of almond extract (or another clear extract) to food coloring and mix to dilute.
Using a small food-safe paintbrush, add strokes to your macarons.
I did one with thicker strokes for a modern look.


And I did another with lighter strokes that really showcased the brushwork and gave it a more sophisticated feel.


Gold Leaf


Using baking tweezers (NOT your hands as the oil from them will dissolve the gold leaf) take small pieces of edible gold leaf and place on the macaron.
I kept my pieces small and to one side.


Shapes and Initials


Add a few drops of almond (or another clear extract) to food coloring and mix to dilute.
Using a small food-safe paintbrush, gently paint your desired shape onto the top of the macaron.
I went with a heart.


Add a few drops of almond (or another clear extract) to food coloring and mix to dilute.
Using a small food-safe paintbrush, gently paint your desired initial onto the top of the macaron.
I went with an "M" for mom.


I also used the heart macaron as an "O" to spell out mom.


Package the macarons for gifting.
Enjoy!



Here's a little before and after.




I love how these simple designs added character and made the macarons feel a little more homemade and thoughtful.
What are you getting the ladies in your life for Mother's Day?


All my love,
Autumn

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