How to Make Gold Brushed Macarons

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Gold brushed macarons are striking and glittery macarons you can serve to your guests at a dessert table, wedding, bridal shower, or baby shower.

Gold brushed macarons are more of a upscale macaron. You can fill them with enticing flavors like bubbly champagne buttercream.

How to Make Gold Brushed Macarons

How to brush gold onto macarons

Tools and Ingredients

If you are wanting to paint the entire macaron gold, use the widest food safe paintbrush you have to save yourself time.

  1. Place a pinch of gold powdered food coloring in a small jar to “make” your paint in.
  2. Add a couple of drops of almond extract to your jar.
  3. Mix the jar of almond extract and gold powdered food coloring together. Now you’ve made your paint for your gold macarons. If your gold paint dries out while you’re working with it, add a few more drops of almond extract.
  4. Using a food safe paint brush, dip your paint brush into your newly made gold paint.
  5. Hold your macaron on a steady surface, and brush your gold paint on top of your macaron where desired. You can even paint the entire macaron in gold paint if you want to. Avoid the icing portion of the macaron, and only paint the shell to make the icing stand out on the macaron. Don’t push too hard on the surface of the macaron shell as it is quite delicate to work with.
  6. Let the macarons dries fully for about 10 minutes.
  7. Store the macarons in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days after baking them.

Gold brushed macarons will store well in the freezer for up to 1 month, or up to 3 days in the fridge.

You can brush gold paint onto animal shaped macarons, or heart shaped macarons using printable templates.

Unicorn macarons are almost too beautiful to eat! Gold paint s brushed onto the horn and ears of the macarons to create the glittering gold color for the unicorn.

unicorn macaron template