DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

DIY Brunch Macarons

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & clothDIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

If there is one thing the world is willing to agree on these days, it’s brunch. We could agree on absolutely nothing at all but almost everyone would be down for some solid, community brunch plans this weekend. That being said, I swear it’s also one of the most anticipated meals ever on account of the fact that everyone is cramming into your favorite place at the same time, but these DIY brunch macarons don’t make you wait for a table, plus they give a whole new meaning to the word.

Sure, you don’t exactly need real butter an syrup for these “waffles”, and you don’t need a knife for the “grilled ham”, but they would make for an awesomely quirky way to serve breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day or a sweet nothing gesture for your brunch loving friends, don’t you think?…

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & clothDIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

Materials:

These brunch macarons are a bit more intricate than last year’s fruit macarons, but a lot of the the same concepts are still there. You basically have to work backwards starting with lightest to darkest colors, like you would if you were watercoloring.

First, make your brown gel coloring mix by adding a small dab of brown gel food coloring to a little bowl of clear extract, and mix it well with a food dedicated paint brush. It shouldn’t be very saturated, that way you can build up as much color as you need as opposed to it being too dark.

To make the grilled ham macaron, start with a basic pink cookie, then add the criss-crossed stripes with a brown food pen and then go over some of the lines with a quick stroke of the brown gel extract mix.

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

For the waffles, start by making two squares in the center of the cream macarons to be the butter, and then use the brown gel extract to make tiny, uniform squares around the rest of the cookie. Then going back over the squares with the brown food pen to add a quick accent color to the corners of some of the squares for added dimension.

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

For eggs, make a circle in the center of a white macaron, and then make a very light brown line to act as the cooked out edge of the egg.

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

Lastly, the whole and sliced oranges and the donuts are all about simple shapes. The whole orange is just shaded with an orange food pen and a royal icing leaf on top, and the sliced oranges start out as cream macarons and are built up with an orange food pen around the edges and then the slices are added to the middle.

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

The donuts are pretty self explanatory, but you can use any color you’d like for the royal icing circle, and then add bits of sprinkles on top before it dries!DIY brunch macarons | sugar & clothDIY brunch macarons | sugar & clothDIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

So what do you think? Wouldn’t these be a super clever way to make Mom breakfast in bed for lunch? Or if your willing to let your kids get super sugar high before 9am, you could always surprise them with some too!

Don’t forget to check out all of the other crazy macarons projects right here, or with #glossaryofmacs on Instagram!

P.S.- Totally awesome silverware in this post is from Waggo Home!

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DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

DIY Brunch Macarons

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & clothDIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

If there is one thing the world is willing to agree on these days, it’s brunch. We could agree on absolutely nothing at all but almost everyone would be down for some solid, community brunch plans this weekend. That being said, I swear it’s also one of the most anticipated meals ever on account of the fact that everyone is cramming into your favorite place at the same time, but these DIY brunch macarons don’t make you wait for a table, plus they give a whole new meaning to the word.

Sure, you don’t exactly need real butter an syrup for these “waffles”, and you don’t need a knife for the “grilled ham”, but they would make for an awesomely quirky way to serve breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day or a sweet nothing gesture for your brunch loving friends, don’t you think?…

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & clothDIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

Materials:

These brunch macarons are a bit more intricate than last year’s fruit macarons, but a lot of the the same concepts are still there. You basically have to work backwards starting with lightest to darkest colors, like you would if you were watercoloring.

First, make your brown gel coloring mix by adding a small dab of brown gel food coloring to a little bowl of clear extract, and mix it well with a food dedicated paint brush. It shouldn’t be very saturated, that way you can build up as much color as you need as opposed to it being too dark.

To make the grilled ham macaron, start with a basic pink cookie, then add the criss-crossed stripes with a brown food pen and then go over some of the lines with a quick stroke of the brown gel extract mix.

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

For the waffles, start by making two squares in the center of the cream macarons to be the butter, and then use the brown gel extract to make tiny, uniform squares around the rest of the cookie. Then going back over the squares with the brown food pen to add a quick accent color to the corners of some of the squares for added dimension.

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

For eggs, make a circle in the center of a white macaron, and then make a very light brown line to act as the cooked out edge of the egg.

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

Lastly, the whole and sliced oranges and the donuts are all about simple shapes. The whole orange is just shaded with an orange food pen and a royal icing leaf on top, and the sliced oranges start out as cream macarons and are built up with an orange food pen around the edges and then the slices are added to the middle.

DIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

The donuts are pretty self explanatory, but you can use any color you’d like for the royal icing circle, and then add bits of sprinkles on top before it dries!DIY brunch macarons | sugar & clothDIY brunch macarons | sugar & clothDIY brunch macarons | sugar & cloth

So what do you think? Wouldn’t these be a super clever way to make Mom breakfast in bed for lunch? Or if your willing to let your kids get super sugar high before 9am, you could always surprise them with some too!

Don’t forget to check out all of the other crazy macarons projects right here, or with #glossaryofmacs on Instagram!

P.S.- Totally awesome silverware in this post is from Waggo Home!

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Comments

  • These are BRILLIANT! I love everything about this! And now I’ve learned about food pens – So cool!
    xo!

  • oh how i adore these! especially the waffles and donuts-i die! :>O

  • These are so fancy!!! I just googled “vegan macaroons” and I’m slightly disturbed. It looks like I’ll have to try making these ones for others vs. attempting to do this all from scratch and using weird egg substitutes.

  • Brittni

    03.18.15

    These are amazing, Ash! I love them all!!!!!

  • Cut it out cut it out! I love these!!! I’m so glad we can all bond over our love of macarons! (And late-night texting!)!

    • Don’t know why my name looks like that! Must have been from my phone! :)

  • Varsha

    03.18.15

    Love them ! the waffles are my fav!!!

  • Lynn | The Road to Honey

    03.19.15

    How cute are these? I need my paint brush ASAP as I can’t live another day of my life without these. looking at them makes me happy.

  • Kait

    03.19.15

    The donut one!!!! These are super adorable, as always!! So clever & cute

  • enas alsalman

    01.19.16

    So cute