DIY // Fruit macarons


DIY fruit macarons | DIY fruit macarons |

Yes, it’s only been five days since I’ve last played with my food. This time I had a little encouragement though after a Friday morning meeting with Bite Macarons here in Houston, when naturally I left with two dozen colorful cookies…

Seeing as how the fruit trend is still going full force and I’m surrounding myself with bad macaron influences, I decided I’d try my hand at a little fruit cookie action to make my college art career worthwhile. Luckily my career there wasn’t super impressive and there’s this magical thing called Amazon Prime that sells pre-made royal icing goodies, so these are sure to be do-able for the masses. With all of this in mind, these DIY fruit macarons are surely destined to reignite the dying fruit basket, or kabob, or cake.. I could go on.

DIY fruit macarons |

DIY fruit macarons |


DIY fruit macarons |

Most of the fruits are pretty simple to recreate so I won’t bore you with every single step, but I’ll show you how I made the kiwi since it’s the most intricate.

First things first, draw a line around the edge of the top of a mint green cookie with a basic green marker, and then blend it towards the center with your finger before it dries. Next, make a small oval in the center of the cookie with the same green, and start drawing thin, sporadic lines from the edges and outward. Repeat the lines with the darker green pen, and then make tiny dots with the brown and let it dry.

DIY fruit macarons-64

For the apples and grapes, I just used the same color marker as the cookie to shade around the edges for a little added umph and topped them off with a single chocolate sprinkle sticking into the creamy filling to act as the stem.

For the apple leaves, I just stuck a single royal icing leaf in the filling as well. I didn’t want to make the whole lemon leaves quite as predominate, so I broke the royal icing leaf in half and only used one side.

DIY fruit macarons | DIY fruit macarons | DIY fruit macarons |

The rest are all about basic geometric shapes and mixing cookies and marker colors to get the look you’re going for whether it’s grapefruits made with pink macarons or lemons made with vanilla.

I really love the way they all turned out! Jared and I had a small debate about whether the apples look more like cherries or not, but we decided on the apple name.

DIY fruit macarons | DIY fruit macarons |

Wouldn’t it be so cute to package these in pairs as guest favors with a little ribbon and paper leaf with guests names, or even as a clever way to recreate the “fruit” basket? Everyone always says things are too cute to eat, but trust me, people will still eat these! And for those of you curious as to if the food markers change the taste of the macarons, I don’t think so. Then again, I’m not exactly the most sophisticated of palates either.

Thanks again to Bite Macarons for supplying me with a suitcase worth of deliciousness to craft!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail to someone

92 thoughts on “DIY // Fruit macarons


  2. Pingback: DIYs of the Week

  3. Pingback: Off the Record: Holiday Highlights | Bespoke-Bride: Wedding Blog

  4. Pingback: Friday Faves // 84 | Mary Costa Photography - Blog

  5. Pingback: My current favorite things and things lately...

  6. Pingback: 6 DIYs to Try This Weekend | Paper and Stitch

  7. Pingback: Week 29/30… | Cookingdom

  8. Pingback: Weekend DIY Roundup | Wattlebird

  9. Pingback: Three Summer Fiesta Things + Friday Link Love - The Sweetest Occasion — The Sweetest Occasion

  10. Pingback: July Favourites | The Pink Rose Bakery

  11. Pingback: HAPPY FRIDAY | Design by Occasion

  12. Pingback: Macarons ilustrados | Simplesmente Baby

  13. Pingback: End O' The Week | The Proper Pinwheel

  14. Pingback: Sunday links, 8/3/14 | Tutus And Tiny Hats

  15. Pingback: Inspired By... - Little House On The Corner

  16. Pingback: 9 of the best fruit themed Summer party ideas

  17. Pingback: Sunday Sessions | 10.08.14 | HIGH WALLS

  18. Pingback: Weekend Notes | Camille Styles

  19. Pingback: Sweetly Chic Events & Design

  20. Pingback: Friday Favorites | Lauren Conrad

  21. Pingback: Saturday Swoon | Apples to Ziti

  22. Pingback: FAVE 5 :: FRUITY DIY IDEAS

  23. Pingback: โอ๊ย! อยากกินจัง มาการอง ขนมฝรั่งเศส ทำเป็นผลไม้น่ารัก น่าทาน | Living Oops!

  24. Pingback: Design-Trend: Fruit! | It Was Weekend. And I Was Bored.

  25. Pingback: Les recettes qui me font rêver #6 | Trendy Mood

  26. Pingback: Weekly Wonders! #18 - Mushaville

  27. Pingback: @ summer DIY Fashion task

  28. Pingback: 41 DIY Gifts You'll Want To Keep For Yourself | Sharing Interesting Stuff, Updates News & Free Tips

  29. Pingback: Top 30 Last Minute DIY Gifts | Life Hacks

  30. Pingback: DIY Gifts You’ll Love To Give Out | WORLD Warotter

  31. Pingback: 51 Creative and Fun DIY Gifts You'll Decide to Keep -Design Bump

  32. Pingback: WEDDING MACARONS | Wedding Therapy

  33. Pingback: Los 41 Regalos Más Significativos Y Lindos Que Puedes Hacer Tú Mismo. |

  34. Pingback: Los 41 Regalos Más Significativos Y Lindos Que Puedes Hacer Tú Mismo. - La Tlayuda News

  35. Pingback: Wedding Wednesday's: Bridesmaid giftbags/ 24 | Wooden Flamingo

Leave a Reply