DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

DIY Marbled Macarons

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

I’ve been meaning to attempt this project forever, but I just wasn’t quite sure how to make it work without baking the colors into the macarons themselves. Not only does that cancel out a ton of people that wouldn’t want the struggle of make their own macs, but the colors aren’t nearly as vibrant or marbled that way. We discovered this genius shaving cream marbling tutorial and then I finally figured out the perfect edible equivalent to make DIY marbled macarons with!

Now, my French die-hard fans will roll over in their graves for treating precious macarons to this technique, but for those of you in this for the look and taste, these are just as good as any! Any guesses on what we used?!…

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Almond or vanilla macarons

Gel food colors

Toothpicks

Un-patterened paper towels

Wax paper

Whipped cream or Cool Whip

Edible gold dust (optional)

To start you can tape down a sheet of wax paper to work on, or you can just use paper plates if you’re not making that many.

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Even better than shaving cream? Whipped cream! Use a spatula to smear a thin layer of whipped cream or cool whip onto your plate or wax paper. This is what you’ll be dipping the macarons in!

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Using toothpicks, create a design in the whipped cream. Below is a photo of what our food color patterns looked like to achieve each marbled effect. The more color, the more covered and “watercolor-ish” the macron will look. If you’re scarce with the color, it will yield a more marbled effect.

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Once you have your color pattern, place the macaron on top of the whipped cream, and make sure the sides get covered by VERY gently rolling it in the cream. Lift the macaron back up and wait about 30 second to let the food color sink into the cookie.

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Now dab the whipped cream excess off on un-patterned paper towels. You can gently wipe the cream off if you’d like a more brushstroke effect.

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Now you can have a hey-day with every color combination you can think of! We loved the idea of adding a bit of gold dust to the tops of some, and it’s such a pretty end result!

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

So what do you think?! Are DIY marbled macarons in your near future? I’m thinking they should be! Be sure to share your creations with #glossaryofmacs on Instagram for us to follow along, plus you can see all of our other macaron creations here!

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

DIY Marbled Macarons

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

I’ve been meaning to attempt this project forever, but I just wasn’t quite sure how to make it work without baking the colors into the macarons themselves. Not only does that cancel out a ton of people that wouldn’t want the struggle of make their own macs, but the colors aren’t nearly as vibrant or marbled that way. We discovered this genius shaving cream marbling tutorial and then I finally figured out the perfect edible equivalent to make DIY marbled macarons with!

Now, my French die-hard fans will roll over in their graves for treating precious macarons to this technique, but for those of you in this for the look and taste, these are just as good as any! Any guesses on what we used?!…

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Almond or vanilla macarons

Gel food colors

Toothpicks

Un-patterened paper towels

Wax paper

Whipped cream or Cool Whip

Edible gold dust (optional)

To start you can tape down a sheet of wax paper to work on, or you can just use paper plates if you’re not making that many.

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Even better than shaving cream? Whipped cream! Use a spatula to smear a thin layer of whipped cream or cool whip onto your plate or wax paper. This is what you’ll be dipping the macarons in!

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Using toothpicks, create a design in the whipped cream. Below is a photo of what our food color patterns looked like to achieve each marbled effect. The more color, the more covered and “watercolor-ish” the macron will look. If you’re scarce with the color, it will yield a more marbled effect.

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Once you have your color pattern, place the macaron on top of the whipped cream, and make sure the sides get covered by VERY gently rolling it in the cream. Lift the macaron back up and wait about 30 second to let the food color sink into the cookie.

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Now dab the whipped cream excess off on un-patterned paper towels. You can gently wipe the cream off if you’d like a more brushstroke effect.

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

Now you can have a hey-day with every color combination you can think of! We loved the idea of adding a bit of gold dust to the tops of some, and it’s such a pretty end result!

DIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and ClothDIY Marbled Macarons - Sugar and Cloth

So what do you think?! Are DIY marbled macarons in your near future? I’m thinking they should be! Be sure to share your creations with #glossaryofmacs on Instagram for us to follow along, plus you can see all of our other macaron creations here!

Comments

  • ISOSCELLA

    10.26.15

    These look so good! Would love to try this!

    ISOSCELLA | isoscella.blogspot.co.uk

  • Melanie

    10.26.15

    Wow…This is macarons on a whole new level! I admire your delicate skill in making macarons! I never can get the cookie part to rise as much as it’s needed! Perhaps I don’t sift the almond flour as much as I need to. The marble effect is beautiful! =) Just beautiful! Orinigial and inventive!

    Melanie | Toots + Dill

  • Kara Whitten

    10.26.15

    What an awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to try these!

  • Che-Cheh

    10.28.15

    Brilliant idea. Sharing in my Pinterest!

  • Rachel Ang

    11.01.15

    Omg! I need to do this!! They are soooo pretty!!

    Rachel x
    thehappybits.blogspot.com

  • Leslie

    02.07.16

    Does this technique affect the “shelf life” of the macaroons? Can the macaroons still be frozen?

  • Syasya

    02.15.16

    Wow! I’m amazed! this looks absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to try this. Can i use the whipped cream from the bottled one. The one that has already been whipped in a can sprayer. Can i use that one instead?

  • Eden passante

    04.05.16

    What a cool technique! they look awesome!

  • Cristina Diaz

    04.08.16

    What macaron recipe do you use to make all of your macarons?

    • Ashley said:

      We usually use store-bought! Making them is a quite a long process, which is why we don’t share recipes, just the how-to’s! We want them to seem do-able for people! :)

  • Kaarina

    05.07.16

    Hi! Those are so awesome and super cute! I just have one question, can you freeze these macarons after the marbling? And if you can, HOW long time? :-)

  • Jeff

    05.08.16

    Could you please do a video of this? It looks amazing but I’m not sure how exactly to do the marbling!

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