photos by Jared Smith
Considering the crazy amount of DIY macaron projects we’ve made up until this point, I have no idea how it hasn’t occurred to me to make a cool display for them before now! I mean, can we just talk about how amazing DIY flamingo macarons would’ve looked suspended in the air?! That’s what I call a serious missed opportunity folks, so I’ve corrected my error and will now be putting this DIY macaron display to verrrrry good use!
We also have a (free!) DIY event coming up September 3rd that I plan on using these pretty little stands for macarons for our dessert table, so I’ll definitely be sure to share another photo of them in action with enough stands for the whole class!
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Drill with 1/16″ drill bit
You don’t technically need a vice for this DIY, but it definitely makes drilling a straight hole into the small acrylic blocks muuuuch easier. You’re also not drilling all the way through the block, only 3/4 of the way through, and have it a bit raised makes knowing when to stop easier as well.
We drilled a single hole into each of the smaller blocks, and the large blocks we drilled two holes into.
Once the holes are drilled, use the bolt cutters to cut the brass rods at varying heights to add interest to the final setup. Stick each brass rod into one of the acrylic blocks, and place a macaron on top, and you’re all set!
TIP: If you’re using super gooey macarons, then they might not hold themselves up, so try to use thicker filling and/or chill the macarons before displaying them so that they’re a bit stronger. OR you can very strategically stick the brass rod into the side/edge of the macaron feet/crust.
I can honestly say that if I walked into a bakery and saw this DIY macaron display, I might die of happiness, wouldn’t you?! I would instantly go into non-stealth Instagramming mode! #noshame
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