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!