DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

DIY Floral Macarons

DIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

If Mother’s Day weekend brings nothing else, it’s flowers! To add a little flair to that tradition, I thought these DIY floral macarons would be good inspiration for those of you looking for a last-minute something sweet special. Granted, you may have some very colorful fingertips if you’re not used to coloring on cookies with food markers, but they will look awesome nonetheless! Even better if you gift them along with some Rifle Paper Co. goodness, which inspired them!

I also love the idea of displaying the floral macarons with fresh bay leaves on a dessert table, or even on a tray at home in lieu of the traditional floral centerpiece. That or you can combine the two and you’ll have yourself one super happy Mom and Instagram feed. Clearly I have no life when everything comes back to photo-ops. Don’t judge me guys, I try…

DIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

Materials:

DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

Obviously there is no right or wrong to making floral macarons, so it’s totally up to you on what you find the easiest to paint!

To create the paints, add in a splash of almond extract to a dab of gel food coloring for each flower you plan to create. I used peach and pink for my main flowers, sage green and dark green for the leaves, edible gold food paint for the middle of the flowers, and orange for the oranges on the vines.

DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

For both types of florals, start with the lightest colors and build up, layering the darker colors on top for accents, like the hot pink and dark on the leaves.

Once those are dry, paint the edible gold paint on top for the centers and let dry. You can use the brown food marker to create the brown vines typing the objects together, and even the other colors to shade around the edges of the other florals.DIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

Do you have any awesome traditions or plans for Mother’s Day weekend, or do you plan to squeeze in coloring a few of these pretty ladies? Let’s hear it!

And while you’re in between places to be, you can see the rest of my addiction to DIY macarons right here!

DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

DIY Floral Macarons

DIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

If Mother’s Day weekend brings nothing else, it’s flowers! To add a little flair to that tradition, I thought these DIY floral macarons would be good inspiration for those of you looking for a last-minute something sweet special. Granted, you may have some very colorful fingertips if you’re not used to coloring on cookies with food markers, but they will look awesome nonetheless! Even better if you gift them along with some Rifle Paper Co. goodness, which inspired them!

I also love the idea of displaying the floral macarons with fresh bay leaves on a dessert table, or even on a tray at home in lieu of the traditional floral centerpiece. That or you can combine the two and you’ll have yourself one super happy Mom and Instagram feed. Clearly I have no life when everything comes back to photo-ops. Don’t judge me guys, I try…

DIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

Materials:

DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

Obviously there is no right or wrong to making floral macarons, so it’s totally up to you on what you find the easiest to paint!

To create the paints, add in a splash of almond extract to a dab of gel food coloring for each flower you plan to create. I used peach and pink for my main flowers, sage green and dark green for the leaves, edible gold food paint for the middle of the flowers, and orange for the oranges on the vines.

DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

For both types of florals, start with the lightest colors and build up, layering the darker colors on top for accents, like the hot pink and dark on the leaves.

Once those are dry, paint the edible gold paint on top for the centers and let dry. You can use the brown food marker to create the brown vines typing the objects together, and even the other colors to shade around the edges of the other florals.DIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & clothDIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

Do you have any awesome traditions or plans for Mother’s Day weekend, or do you plan to squeeze in coloring a few of these pretty ladies? Let’s hear it!

And while you’re in between places to be, you can see the rest of my addiction to DIY macarons right here!

Comments

  • jewel7013

    05.08.15

    We dont see your talent too often with a pen or pencil but wow, you should draw more often. I thought the fruit macarons were the best, then I thought the flamingos were the best, and now you top it off with these stunning hand drawn floral macarons…you are insanely creative and talented!

  • So lovely Ashley! Each one is more beautiful than the next – and they are all works of art!

  • So very lovely!!! I invite you to share at my Thursday hop ( you can link up through Sat midnight) Hugs! P.S. don’t forget to enter my new giveaway.

  • Christine

    05.09.15

    Ashley, these are so gorgeous!

    Christine | DimesandDonuts.com

  • julia

    05.11.15

    Wow I found your blog via http://www.writingmonique.nl/, she shared a post with some of her favorite DIY bloggers, and you were one of them :)
    I love this post! Those floral makroons look great :)
    x

  • These macaroons are stunning. What a beautiful touch for the summer time =)

  • Trang Le

    02.09.16

    Hi Ashley, where did you get the edible gold food paint that you used in this project? Thank you!

    • Hey Trang! We bought it from Amazon. A link to the product and all the other supplies used for this project are under the “Materials” section of the post :)

  • Frida

    03.01.16

    I know this is an old post by now, but man, oh man. These are beautiful. You paint nicer on a teensy treat than most trained artists on paper. Gorgeous!

  • Avery

    05.03.16

    Oh my foodness, you always have the best decorating ideas <3 Thanks so much for this! I love the gorgeous watercolour-ish effect you get from painting on the macarons. These will make the prettiest gifts for one of my friends who loves art.

  • eden passante

    09.07.16

    I’ve never seen such intricate macarons before! These are so beautiful!