Pumpkin macarons have ridges on them, to appear just like a real pumpkin.
They have the brown handle on the top, and you can even add a green vine and leaves coming across the pumpkin.
Pumpkin macarons are a fall dessert you can bring to a Halloween party or to a birthday party in October.
See full video on how to pipe and decorate pumpkin macarons at the bottom of the page.
You can make pumpkin macarons by piping orange macaron batter (learn how to color macaron batter) into small circles (~1/2″).
Orange macaron batter is colored by using 1/4 tsp of orange powdered food coloring, or a little bit of orange gel food coloring on a toothpick.
You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these specialty macarons.
Wait 15 minutes for the small circles to dry, then begin piping the rest of the pumpkin macarons.
Go over the circles with a thinner tipped piping bag to make the ridges.
Start at the side of the pumpkin and make a “C” shape on the edge of the macaron circle. Make another “C” a little further in on the macaron circle. Repeat on the other side of the pumpkin.
Pipe an upside down “J” onto the top of the pumpkin.
You’ll want to pipe the “J” going both ways on different macarons, because it will need to be sandwiched after, so it will line up perfectly.
Therefore you’ll want to pipe half with the “J” going on way, and half going the other way.
Let the macarons dry for 15 minutes.
After the macarons have been baked and filled, you can add a little paint to them to jazz them up.
Make a mix of brown food coloring (powder or gel) and almond extract. Make another mix of green powder or gel food coloring and almond extract.
Using a fine tipped food safe paint brush, you can add brown to the top of the pumpkins for the handle. Add a little green for the vine and leaves if desired.