DIY Fruit Macarons – How To Color On Macarons

Learn how to color on macarons and make your own DIY Fruit Macaron mini dessert. This is a great summer treat perfect for parties, get-togethers, and sharing with friends!

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DIY fruit macarons |

Yes, it’s only been five days since I last played with my food when I made these DIY Gilded Popsicles

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 that I used as inspiration for these DIY Fruit Macarons…

Once you’ve got the basics down, then you can get creative and illustrate more themes like DIY Beach Macarons and DIY Brunch Macarons.

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Seeing how the fruit trend is still going full force and 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 DIY Fruit Macarons are sure to be doable for the masses.

With all of this in mind, here’s how to make fruit macarons to reignite your dying fruit basket or kabob, or cake. I could go on and on.

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Ingredients and Tools Needed to DIY Fruit Macarons

Colored macarons — You can purchase them if you are short on time or check out our easy macarons recipe.

Food markers

Pre-made royal icing leaves — Or you can make your own

Chocolate sprinkles for stems

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How To Draw On Macarons | How To Make 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.

Kiwi Macarons

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 marker, 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.

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Apple And Grape Macarons

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 single chocolate sprinkle sticking into the creamy filling to act as the stem.

For the apple leaves, I stuck a single royal icing leaf in the filling as well.

Whole Lemon Macarons

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.

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The rest are all about basic geometric shapes and mixing cookies and marker colors to get the look you’re going for, whether 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. However, we decided on the apple name.

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How To Store Macarons

Macarons get notoriously gooey and overly crunchy if not stored properly.

It’s always best to store macarons in the refrigerator until just before you’re ready to serve them. 

Set them out and let them come to room temperature. Then, enjoy!

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How Long Do Macarons Last?

If you’ve stored your macarons properly in the fridge, they’ll last up to a week.

Be sure that any fancy macarons that might contain fillings made from dairy or additional eggs are treated with a little extra care!

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 if the food markers change the taste of the macarons, I don’t think so!

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More Colorful Macaron Projects

If you’re looking for more colorful macaron projects, see some of my favorites below! 

Be sure to share your DIY Fruit Macarons with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves, so we can follow along, too! We always love seeing all of your creations!

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  1. This is a fantastic article. This is, in my opinion, one of the most well-written pieces ever. Your work is outstanding and inspirational. Thank you once again.

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  9. Hi Bella! I wish I was talented (or patient) enough to make the macarons by hand! I leave that to the professionals and pick them up from my favorite bakery!

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  16. These look absolutely lovely! I would have never even thought to do this. Thank you for sharing!! xo

  17. these are hands down the cutest macarons i have ever seen. i am definitely guilty of repinning these too many times!

  18. ashley these are BONKERS cute. like straight out of outer space INSANELY cute! you are so clever. the photos and styling are beautiful as always, too. xo