DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

DIY Conversation Heart Macarons (and video tutorial!)

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & clothDIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith, video by Kelly Christine

Well, my friends, today is a big day. Not just because gigantic DIY conversation hearts are now a thing, but also because I’m officially a YouTuber. Would’ve never seen that day coming three years ago, but alas, I’m now among the masses. Funny thing is I now have a new appreciation for the 12 year old superstar YouTubers that can actually work those video settings like a pro. I, on the other hand, had to watch a video on how to edit all of the random video codes so take it easy on me since I’m a beginner.

Now back to cookies! Since conversation hearts are kind of like the candy corn of Valentine’s Day (a staple that’s pretty to look at, but not so popular to eat), I decided to revolutionize them for the masses with giant, cookie versions. I mean, can that even go wrong?! It also helps that our studio is above a bakery that’s willing to make giant heart macarons for you on the fly (thanks Tout Suite!). You can click through to see the full tutorial AND video for these guys, right here…

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

Materials:

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

To mix the edible gold “paint” to write the messages with, you’ll pour two teaspoons of lemon extract in a small bowl then add a dash of edible gold dust, and stir. Keep stirring until the dust has completely dissolved into the extract, then paint a test word on a food safe plate to see if it’s the right consistency.

If you feel it’s too runny, add a bit more dust to thicken it up, or vice versa if it’s too thin.

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & clothDIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

Next, paint your sayings onto each macaron just like you would paint letters on anything else. It’s easiest to make quick thin strokes for each letter, if possible.

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & clothDIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

To make the lips, I just quickly brushed on the paint in the shape of lips off to the side of some of the cookies. The trick is to not make them look too perfect, but instead leave heavy brushstrokes to appear like real lip lines.

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth       DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

Once the gold has dried, package them in a cute box to gift to your favorite people or leave as a quick Valentine’s Day surprise!

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DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

DIY Conversation Heart Macarons (and video tutorial!)

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & clothDIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith, video by Kelly Christine

Well, my friends, today is a big day. Not just because gigantic DIY conversation hearts are now a thing, but also because I’m officially a YouTuber. Would’ve never seen that day coming three years ago, but alas, I’m now among the masses. Funny thing is I now have a new appreciation for the 12 year old superstar YouTubers that can actually work those video settings like a pro. I, on the other hand, had to watch a video on how to edit all of the random video codes so take it easy on me since I’m a beginner.

Now back to cookies! Since conversation hearts are kind of like the candy corn of Valentine’s Day (a staple that’s pretty to look at, but not so popular to eat), I decided to revolutionize them for the masses with giant, cookie versions. I mean, can that even go wrong?! It also helps that our studio is above a bakery that’s willing to make giant heart macarons for you on the fly (thanks Tout Suite!). You can click through to see the full tutorial AND video for these guys, right here…

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

Materials:

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

To mix the edible gold “paint” to write the messages with, you’ll pour two teaspoons of lemon extract in a small bowl then add a dash of edible gold dust, and stir. Keep stirring until the dust has completely dissolved into the extract, then paint a test word on a food safe plate to see if it’s the right consistency.

If you feel it’s too runny, add a bit more dust to thicken it up, or vice versa if it’s too thin.

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & clothDIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

Next, paint your sayings onto each macaron just like you would paint letters on anything else. It’s easiest to make quick thin strokes for each letter, if possible.

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & clothDIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

To make the lips, I just quickly brushed on the paint in the shape of lips off to the side of some of the cookies. The trick is to not make them look too perfect, but instead leave heavy brushstrokes to appear like real lip lines.

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth       DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

Once the gold has dried, package them in a cute box to gift to your favorite people or leave as a quick Valentine’s Day surprise!

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Comments

  • Jenny

    01.20.15

    This is probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I really want to make these for Valentine’s Day now! Congratulations on becoming a YouTuber! I know you’ll get the hang of it in no time. :)

  • Sarah

    01.20.15

    So pretty! Does Tout Suite have heart macarons on sale for the average customer?! Seriously if I worked in that building I would gain 20 lbs. Love that place! I can’t wait to check out your studio for a class sometime :)

  • Brittni

    01.20.15

    Love these and the video is so, so cute!

  • jessicalister77

    01.20.15

    Such a cute little tutorial and a cute video. Have subscribed to your channel and look forward to more videos. Congrats on becoming a YouTuber. I have only just started my blog and cannot even start to think about doing a YouTube channel. :) X

    blogsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

  • Rose Angel Lopez

    01.20.15

    A deliciously pretty treat! Absolutely love this idea!

  • Catarina

    01.20.15

    I love love love this idea. Surely something I will try to make in the near future! And congratulations on the new video! You did amazing, it was one of those videos that makes you smile for how adorable it is! Congratulations!

    Much love xx
    Catarina // ohkori.blogspot.com

  • helenveyna

    01.20.15

    This tutorial is so cute, and I loved the youtube video. I subscribed to the channel and am looking to see what other fun and cool videos you create.

    -Helen

    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  • Yolonda

    01.20.15

    These are super cute Ashley!

  • Ohmagosh. Are you the cutest or what?!?!?! I love this. And welcome to Youtube! We have some neighbor boys (12 years, maybe?!) that are OBSESSED with their YT channels. Like, more than we text. Which is a lot!

  • brittanymakes

    01.20.15

    these are too cute! must give them a try!

  • jewel7013

    01.20.15

    So extremely happy that you took that leap and did a video, it is just awesome! Everyone needs to give it a thumbs up and subscribe!

  • writingmonique

    01.21.15

    The video is perfect! Well done!
    The macarons are perfect! So cute!

    WritingMonique

  • Amy

    01.21.15

    What a fabulous idea. This is the cutest Valentines Day gift ever!

  • ari

    02.02.15

    This is incredibly adorable!

  • Julie

    02.13.15

    Brava!! Now I just need to learn to make the macaroon ;) absolutely adorable presentation. You are a natural!

  • Mariam

    09.11.15

    Can you use almond extract instead?

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    05.13.16

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