Painted Macarons – How To Make A DIY Floral Macarons

Learn how to make floral macarons with this easy step-by-step tutorial. These pretty pastries are perfect for a springtime party!

DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

If Mother’s Day weekend brings nothing else, it’s flowers!

To add a little flair to that tradition, We thought these DIY floral macarons would be a good inspiration for those of you looking for a last-minute something sweet and 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 & cloth
DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

Edible food markers

Gel food coloring

Almond extract

Edible gold food paint

Food dedicated paintbrush

Almond or vanilla macarons – Store bought or your own homemade macarons

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!

How to Paint Floral Macarons

1 — 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

2 — 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.

3 — 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.

Tips for Hand Painted Macarons

1 — Use a light hand when painting the flowers onto the macarons. Too much pressure can result in color bleeding and ruining the design.

2  — Work one flower at a time and allow each layer of color to dry completely before moving on to the next. 

This will help prevent smudging and ensure that your final design is crisp and clean.

3  — When choosing colors, try to stick to a limited palette so that the design doesn’t become too busy or overwhelming.

If you don’t want a floral design, try these DIY Marbled Macarons.

4  –Use a small brush to paint the details onto the flowers. This will help you achieve a more delicate and realistic look.

5  –Allow the macarons to dry completely before serving or storing them. This will help prevent the colors from running or smudging.

DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth
DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth
DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth
DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth
DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth
DIY 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 with some other homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas? 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!

More Easy Ways to Decorate Macarons

DIY floral macarons | sugar & cloth

DIY Floral Macarons

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These pretty DIY Floral Macarons pastries are perfect for a springtime party!
Active Time20 mins
Dry Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course DIY

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Cost: $40
KEYWORD: diy floral macarons

Don’t forget to share your DIY Floral Macaron with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations!

 

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21 thoughts on “Painted Macarons – How To Make A DIY Floral Macarons”

  1. 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.

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  2. 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!

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    • 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 :)

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  3. As if macarons didn’t look pretty by themselves you made them even more delectable!!
    Brilliant idea
    Thanks for sharing
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  4. 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

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  5. Those are gorgeous! Too bad I don’t think my four-year-old will be quite capable of making those for Mother’s Day just yet.
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  6. 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.

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

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  8. 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!

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