DIY Potted Cactus Macarons

Skip the pricks and serve something for a sweet tooth instead with these DIY potted cactus macarons! Try this very easy tutorial.

DIY potted cactus macarons | sugar & cloth

DIY potted cactus macarons | sugar & cloth

I’ve had this little DIY up my sleeve for a while now (inspired by my DIY Christmas cactus tree, of course), and I’m so pumped to finally share it with you!

I’ll just leave out the part about me squealing like a schoolgirl when I figured out how to make these DIY potted cactus macarons stand up all by themselves, I may or may not have shown everyone in the building…

The point is, is that they’re as sweet as they are cute, and they’re also one of the few cacti you can actually encourage kids to take a bite out of.

Instead of searching for pricks and needles, you’ll just get the honor of enjoying their sugar high.DIY potted cactus macarons | sugar & cloth

 

Materials and Tools Needed to Make DIY Potted Cactus Macarons

Light green and dark green edible markers

Cactus-shaped macarons (mine are from Tout Suite, but for tips on piping your own macaron shapes, I recommend this book!)

Mini clay planters

Mini dowel rods

Brown sugar

Gold spray paint (optional for the pots)

Edible flowers (from Whole Foods, optional as a garnish)

DIY potted cactus macarons | sugar & cloth

How to Make a DIY Potted Cactus Macarons

Step 1 – If you want to spray paint the planters gold, go ahead and do that first so they have plenty of time to dry.

DIY potted cactus macarons | sugar & cloth

Once they’re completely dry, fill them with brown sugar (packing them down tightly) and insert one of the mini dowel rods into the middle of each planter, these will hold the macarons upright to appear “planted”.

DIY potted cactus macarons | sugar & cloth

Step 2 – Once you’ve created each of the cactus-shaped macarons, use the light green edible marker to go around the edges, little by little, and fade the color inward with your finger to create dimension.

DIY potted cactus macarons | sugar & cloth

Next, to a few focal areas with the dark green edible marker to pronounce the shapes a bit more, and blend.

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Step 3 –  Lastly, add dots or small strokes of both colors to look like the spines, and you can even add an edible flower to the top to look like the blooms! Stick the macarons onto the dowel rod in each planter, and you’re all set!

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Aren’t these little guys perfect for summer parties and favors?! Plus, you can even mimic our Christmas cactus when the holidays come around!

You can see even more edible macaron projects like DIY flamingos, flowers, beaches, and even fruits. We get a little overly creative around here, apparently…

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DIY potted cactus macarons | by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

DIY Potted Cactus Macarons

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Learn how to make your very own adorable cactus macaron. These sweet treats are great for any occasion!
Active Time30 mins
Drying time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course DIY
Category Desserts

Equipment

  • Light green and dark green edible markers

Materials

Instructions

  • If you want to spray paint the planters gold, go ahead and do that first so they have plenty of time to dry.
    Once they’re completely dry, fill them with brown sugar (packing them down tightly) and insert one of the mini dowel rods into the middle of each planter, these will hold the macarons upright to appear “planted”.
  • Once you’ve created each of the cactus-shaped macarons, use the light green edible marker to go around the edges, little by little, and fade the color inward with your finger to create dimension.
  • Next, to a few focal areas with the dark green edible marker to pronounce the shapes a bit more, and blend.
  • Lastly, add dots or small strokes of both colors to look like the spines, and you can even add an edible flower to the top to look like the blooms! Stick the macarons onto the dowel rod in each planter, and you’re all set!
Cost: $25
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