White and gold macarons glitter and glisten for wedding cookies, or a NYE party.
White and gold macarons are captivating and eye-catching that use a gold food coloring that actually shimmers in the light.
Recipe for White and Gold Macarons
White macarons are simply made using a professional macaron recipe.
White macarons do not need any color added to them.
The gold part of the macarons will be painted on using food coloring.
How to Color White and Gold Macarons
Dust a small bit of gold powdered food coloring onto a plate. A little food coloring goes a long way. Only add a dusting of food coloring.
Gold powdered food coloring is especially difficult to find, and sometimes the coloring isn’t quite right.
In the video below, you can see how this particular gold food coloring actually shimmers when you paint it onto the macarons.
Add a couple of drops of almond extract on top of the gold powdered food coloring.
Use a food safe paint brush to mix them together to create your paint.
If your gold paint starts to dry out, add a couple more drops of almond extract.
You can use a thin tipped food safe paint brush to make delicate designs on your macarons.
You can paint flowers, snowflakes, and even personalized messages.
If you’re wanting to paint 1 of the shells completely gold, use a wide brush so it takes less time to paint the gold on.
Occasions to use White and Gold Macarons
- bridal shower
- baby shower
- NYE party
- Christmas party
- birthday party
Fillings for White and Gold Macarons
White and gold macarons can be filled with decadent chocolate ganache or vanilla bean buttercream frosting.
If you’re looking for a bit more of a fancy flavor, you can try making champagne macaron filling.
Champagne macarons are made by adding a hint of champagne into a buttercream base frosting.
White Chocolate Ganache Macarons
White chocolate ganache macarons are full of sweet, creamy chocolate flavor.
You can make white chocolate ganache macarons by heating heavy cream, and pouring it over white chocolate melting wafers.
Make your chocolate ganache the day before, and let it sit in the fridge overnight, prior to filling your macarons.
Vanilla Bean Macarons
Vanilla bean macaron shells can be flavored with the contents of a vanilla pod into the macaron batter.
The filling is made by adding vanilla bean paste to cream cheese frosting. You can add in vanilla extract if you’re wanting a stronger vanilla flavor.