DIY Gradient Message Macarons

These DIY Gradient Message Macarons are a gift that literally says “I love you, but I also want to gift something that I like to eat too.”

DIY gradient message macarons - sugar and cloth

In case you’re looking for a gift that literally says, “I love you, but I also want to gift something that I like to eat, too,” then these DIY Gradient Message Macarons are perfect for you.

That and the fact that you don’t have to be a skilled painter by any means to be able to make these. If you can aim for hairspray, then you’ve got this!

Admittedly, this also is about me wanting another excuse to repurpose this gradient idea after the cute little video we made back in December. And phrases for Valentine’s Day seemed pretty fitting, right?

I mean, how many times have you wanted to relay the message “just Netflix” in the nicest way possible before? My point exactly…

DIY gradient message macarons - sugar and cloth

DIY gradient message macarons - sugar and cloth

Materials and Tools Needed to Make DIY Gradient Message Macarons

Heart-shaped (or whatever shape you want) macarons —  Ours is from Tout Suite! We also have an easy homemade macarons recipe also.

Edible color mists in red, blue, yellow, and pink – We purchased a kit that came with multiple colors, but they can be individually purchased also.

Thick paper letters and almond extract — Or sticky letters if you don’t care about extreme food safety rules

Food-dedicated paint brush

DIY gradient message macarons - sugar and cloth

DIY gradient message macarons - sugar and cloth

How To Make DIY Gradient Message Macarons

Step 1 — Brush a tiny bit of almond extract on the back of the paper letters so that they stick to the macaron well without the extract running.

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Step 2 — Hold the color mist about 6-8 inches from the macron, and spray each color on about 1/4 of the macaron, letting the color overlap each other just a little.

The colors will automatically blend to create a gradient. Super simple!

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Step 3 —Now, just peel the paper letter away, and you’ll have made the perfect letter stencil! DIY gradient message macarons - sugar and cloth DIY gradient message macarons - sugar and clothDIY gradient message macarons - sugar and clothDIY gradient message macarons - sugar and cloth DIY gradient message macarons - sugar and clothDIY gradient message macarons - sugar and cloth

You all have to promise to let me know how your Netlflix message delivery goes, okay?

And just in case you can’t get enough heart macarons in your life, we made these last year that are still at the top of my list!

DIY gradient message macarons - sugar and cloth

DIY gradient message macarons - sugar and cloth

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DIY gradient message macarons - sugar and cloth

DIY Gradient Message Macarons

Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote
These fun gradient message macarons are perfect for graduation season! Learn how to make them with our easy tutorial.
Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Macarons

Equipment

  • Food dedicated paint brush

Ingredients

  • Heart-shaped (or whatever shape you want) macarons Ours is from Tout Suite! We also have an easy homemade macarons recipe
  • Edible color mists in red, blue, yellow, and pink We purchased a kit that came with multiple colors, but they can be individually purchased also.
  • Thick paper letters and Or sticky letters if you don’t care about extreme food safety rules
  • Almond extract

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 415mg | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 164kcal

Instructions

  • Brush a tiny bit of almond extract on the back of the paper letters so that they stick to the macaron well without the extract running.
  • Hold the color mist about 6-8 inches from the macron, and spray each color on about 1/4 of the macaron, letting the color overlap each other just a little.
    The colors will automatically blend to create a gradient. Super simple!
  • Now, just peel the paper letter away, and you’ll have made the perfect letter stencil!
Cost: $10
KEYWORD: diy gradient message macarons

Don’t forget to share your DIY gradient message macaron with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes? You can find them all right here, with a few dinner ideas to go along with them!

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9 thoughts on “DIY Gradient Message Macarons”

  1. These are literally rainbow magic! I totally want to make them – except those edible mists are kinda expensive haha! I guess i’ll have to save up or try to diy my own “mists” using food colouring and water in a spray nozzle bottle :)

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  2. I was wondering.. Can i just colour the macaron shells with just gel food coloring mixed with a little bit of water.. without adding any alcohol or almond extract?

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