Macarons are all the rage right now. These dainty French cookies have swept our dessert table by storm and have invaded our Instagram and Pinterest feeds by many food and dessert habitués. If you’ve ever wanted to make them, we have a basic French macaron recipe that you can use as your starting point. You can also enroll in a macaron class at The Wilton School in Darien, Illinois. The lessons will cover everything you need to know from proper batter preparation and hand piping techniques to filling your macaron shells. I attended this class and learned great tips and techniques. Now I’m macaron-obsessed and want to try every color and filling that I could possibly make!
With macarons growing in popularity, I have seen a lot of enthusiasts put their own twist to the classic one-color design and give them a lovely makeover. So, if you are ready to take your macarons to a whole new level, here are some easy decorating ideas for you to try!
Say it From the Heart
Let your macarons speak for you! Use the Gold Metallic Candy Paint Brush to easily write messages on your macaron cookies to make them conversational. Macaron artist Sugar and Cloth has a good tutorial on how to make these stunning Conversation Heart Macarons. Bonus: there’s a video for this, too!
Which among these projects would you like to try first? Leave us a comment below and post a photo of your creations on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter by using the hashtag #wiltoncakes. We’d love to see your work!