Friday, July 23, 2010

Macaroon Tutorial

I decided Marie Antoinette's barn needed a box of macaroons. As usual I looked for some online. Then I thought "that's not Cinderella Moments like!" I'm 100% handmade and I'm sticking to it!  So I had to make them myself. I looked at tutorials online and they all use molds. I only needed 3 macaroons. So I figured out my own way. It's easy!

I used paper clay. Use whatever you're comfortable with. And make whatever size you need.
First I made the box(that's one little macaroon next to it). There are many templates for boxes on the internet. I just winged mine. I just wanted it to fit on Marie Antoinette's mantle!  I did the sides 1/4" and the top and bottom 3/8". The little lip is1/8".
It came out to measure 3/8" wide  x
 1 1/8" long x 3/8" tall.

I took a little ball of paper clay(first ball here) and smooched it down flatter(second ball) like a patty. I took my toothpaste lid(you can use anything, even a knife) and pressed it along the bottom edge. Kind of like a  crust top for a pie.

See the little pressing along the edge?

The inside cream is another patty, but this one is thinner.

I painted the box like a Laduree box. Cream and gold

Paint the macaroons. I decided to have lighter cream. There are so many colors that you could match any decor. I chose pink, yellow and chocolate. I put a purple piece of tissue paper and put the macaroons in.

I love them!

6 comments:

  1. ...girl, you make me giggle with delight!! What doll house wouldn't want this on their counter top?!!
    xo, Rosemary

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  2. I love them I might have to make some too!

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  3. These look great. I really love the glue gun technique you use!

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  4. Paulette CopperstoneJuly 23, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Just way too cute and creative.

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  5. Esos macarons, te han quedado genial!!!
    Gracias por el truco.
    besitos ascension

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