How to Decorate Valentine’s Day Macarons

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Valentine’s day is a day to celebrate the people we love in our life.

Valentine’s day macarons are the perfect gift for your mom, sister, brother, or your significant other.

You can decorate macarons using food coloring, edible markers, royal icing, chocolate or caramel.

You can pipe your macarons into teddy bears, or hearts for a specialty cookie for valentine’s day.

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How to Decorate Valentine's Day Macarons

Royal Icing

To decorate Valentine’s day macarons, you can make royal icing for some fine detail work. Royal icing will dry hard, and you can use piping tips to create small lines on your Valentine’s day macarons.

Royal icing can be hard to work with. If your icing is too runny, add a little bit more icing sugar to stiffen it up. Then you can write words with it, or make wavy lines for a beautiful look to your valentine’s day macarons.

valentine's day macarons

Caramel or Chocolate Drizzle

To add caramel or chocolate drizzle, place your macarons on a large plate.

Put caramel or melted chocolate into a piping bag, fitted with #2 piping tip.

The flow will come fast, you won’t even need to squish the bag for the flow to come out.

Make one line on 1 half of the macaron. Continue making 2 more lines that criss cross a little to have an elastic band look to it.

You can add nuts or sprinkles to the drizzle to add a pop of color.


You can paint on macarons using either powdered food coloring or gel food coloring with a couple of drops of almond extract.

Using a food safe paint brush gently paint on your macaron. You don’t want to use too much almond extract. If you pour too much, the color will be more like watercolor paint.

If you just use a little almond extract, the color will be strong and easily painted on the macaron. The color will not run on the cookie.

For valentine’s day macarons, you can paint hearts, or write words on your macaron shells.

Edible Marker

You can draw on your macarons using an edible marker.

You can write words or draw pictures on your macarons for valentine’s day.

Edible marker’s come in all sorts of colors, it’s almost like using a felt pen to draw on cookies.

You don’t want to push too hard into the cookie, since they are quite delicate.

drawing on valentine's day macarons

Piping Shapes

Macaron batter can be piped into shapes instead of just a circle for a beautiful gift for that special someone!

You can use a template to create heart macarons, or you can just free hand them.

Heart macarons can be colored pink, or you can have them as plain white batter as well.

If you’re wanting to color your macaron batter, use a little bit of pink gel food coloring to color your heart macarons.

Fill your piping bag with your macaron batter fitted with a 1/2” tip.

Begin by piping one of the round tops of the heart, drag the tip downwards in a diagonal. Continue piping upwards to end at the other round top of the heart.

Take a toothpick and gently guide the point of the bottom of the heart downwards to create a sharp point of your macarons.

Let them dry for 30 minutes, and then bake in the oven for the same time your recipe says.

Valentine’s day heart macarons should be 1.5″-2″ once you’ve piped them.

Teddy bear macarons are adorable to make for valentine’s day. You can color your macaron batter brown, or leave it as plain white.

Fill your piping bag with macaron batter fitted with a 1/2” tip.

Begin by piping a round circle for the head.

Add ears to the teddy bear macaron by piping the ear and dragging the macaron batter downward into the round circle. 

Add arms and legs to the teddy bear macaron by piping the batter in a “star” shape. Start piping the one arm, then drag the tip in an arc to one of the feet, then to the other foot, then to the other arm. 

Fill in the body of the teddy bear.

hearts and teddy bear macarons valentine's day

After you have piped all of your teddy bears, remove the air bubbles from the macarons by banging the bottom of the baking pan.

Add a small circle for the mouth of the bear on top of the round circle in the bottom half of the face. 

Bake the macarons, cool, and fill them.

Add the teddy bear macarons eyes, nose, and mouth using an edible marker.

valentine's day macaron shapes