Just as the rest of the world, I've been utterly obsessed with macarons this year. I knew I had to have them for my birthday party from the moment I laid eyes on them. I bought these from a bakery because making macarons is serious business - they're not for the faint of heart. I had to give them my own signature, though, so I added a little extra splatter paint pizzazz to make them mine.
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What you need:
- Macarons in your flavor/color of choice. I bought 1 dozen almond Macarons.
- Cookie sheet that will fit in your fridge
- 1 3oz container Wilton gold pearl dust
- 1-3 drops Wilton black icing color
- 1 teaspoonVodka
- Small paint brush
In a small dish, mix the Wilton gold pearl dust with a small amount of vodka. Vodka evaporates quickly, leaving behind the pearl dust. I used wedding cake flavored vodka for my macarons. You'll want the pearl dust to be runny enough to splatter or drip from the brush. In another small dish, you can add a few drops of the black icing coloring and mix it with a few drops of water - just enough to get it runny.
Lay out your macaroons on to the cookie sheet. Using the paint brush, dip it in the black food coloring and let it drop across the macaroons. You can also fling it (come on, it's fun!) for a more splattery look. Once you're satisfied with the black, rinse your brush and do the same with the gold. Test out different techniques until you get the look you're going for.
When you're finished, store the macarons in the refrigerator until they're dry. Macarons need to be kept cool or they can sweat, so plan accordingly!
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Styling: Ashley Riley
Photography: Ashley Riley and Magda Sakaan