How to Make Sugar Decorations for Macarons

 

Sugar Decorations for Macarons

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How to Make Sugar Decorations for Macarons

Decorations can give a personal touch to your macarons, whether it is a shape of flower, a star or anything else it will surely enhance the appearance of your macarons. Most decorations are made of sugar and you can make it yourself. All supplies are always available in the baking stores or online.

What you need:

  • powdered sugar
  • small rolling pin
  • white fondant or gum paste
  • modeling tools
  • food colouring
  • luster dust (gold, copper, silver, dust blue, sparkle white, pink etc.)
  • small brush (either a makeup brush or a paintbrush)
  • silicone mat or other smooth work surface
  • cutters (heart, butterfly, daisy or any desired shape)  

Christmas Sugar Decorations for Macarons

Steps:

  1. Take a small amount of fondant or gum paste and soften it using your hands.
  2. Sprinkle a little powdered sugar if it sticks to your fingers.
  3. Add a few drops of colouring to create coloured shapes.
  4. The result should form a nice marble effect.
  5. Add more food colouring to make the colour brighter or you may purchased a coloured fondant if desired.
  6. Roll out the fondant or gum paste (about 1/8 inch thick) in the work surface using a small rolling pin.
  7. Use a cutter or a knife to cut out shapes.
  8. Allow the shapes to dry, left them uncovered for about 30 minutes or until hardened.
  9. Brush some sparkling luster dust to create a shiny effect.
  10. Dip a small brush into egg whites to fasten the sugar decorations to your macarons.
  11. Wrap any left over fondant airtight for future use. No need to refrigerate.
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