How To Make A DIY Macaron Cake

We’re celebrating our blog birthday in style with this DIY Macaron Cake…

DIY Macaron Cake - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose

Happy birthday to us! Okay, so technically our 4th blog birthday is tomorrow. But hey, I’m one of those “my birthday lasts an entire week” people!

So we got the party started a little early with this DIY Macaron Cake. It was only fitting with my macaron obsession, right?

Not only are we showing you how to make this super simple cake decoration, but you can also follow our recipe for how to make macarons the easy way!

DIY Macaron Cake - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose

Materials & Tools Needed To Make A Macaron Cake

Mini wooden dowels, toothpicks, or lollipop sticks

Assortment of macarons — Ours are from Tout Suite or you can easily make your own homemade macarons.

Plain iced cake — Ours if from Three Brother’s Bakery.

DIY Macaron Cake - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose

How To Make A DIY Macaron Cake

Decorating a cascading macaron cake HAS to be the simplest cake decor of all time that will still seriously impress your friends.

It looks much more involved than it really is, and all you need are mini dowels, a plain iced cake (ours is Three Brother’s Bakery if you’re in the Houston area!), and some macarons.

DIY Macaron Cake - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose

Starting at the top, stick a mini dowel into the cake leaving about 1/2 inch sticking out.

Then, place the macaron on top of the stick to secure it in place.

If you’re using a super delicate filling for the macaron, you can also gently place the dowel in the feet (cookie crust) of the macaron instead for the sides of the cake where they’ll really need to be held tight.

DIY Macaron Cake - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose

I definitely wouldn’t recommend moving the cake after the macarons are attached.

So if you’re planning to transport it at all, go ahead and remove the macarons just leaving the dowel rods in place.

And then reassemble on location for a quick setup!

DIY Macaron Cake - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose

In case you’re looking for more cakes or birthday ideas, see some of our favorites below! —

DIY Macaron Cake - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose

DIY Macaron Cake - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose

 

DIY Macaron Cake - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose

DIY Macaron Cake - Sugar & Cloth - Ashley Rose

 

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