Halloween! This holiday makes us all want to dress up. Even our macarons! Here is your guide for the perfect (and easy) Halloween macarons. These simple tricks will take your macs from average to amazing!
Halloween Colors + Materials
Before you get started, make sure you have these fun Halloween materials. I love using these colors and decorations to make spooky Halloween Macarons!
- AmeriColor Gun Metal
- AmeriColor Pumpkin
- AmeriColor Fog
- AmeriColor Violet
- AmeriColor Terra Cotta
- AmeriColor Electric Green
- Edible Pens
- Edible googly eyes
- Or make your own Googly eyes HERE
- Royal icing (white)
Play around with how many drops you use! You can create beautiful colors that are completely unique.
How to Decorate Halloween Macarons
Spider Web Macarons
This may look the hardest, but it is so easy. All you need is an edible marker to draw your designs. Draw a small circle in the middle of the macaron. Draw a little larger second circle around the first one, and do it again until there are three circles.
Starting in the center draw 6 straight lines all starting in the middle of the mac working out. Where the circle meets the line draw a little to make triangles at every intersect point. That’s it!
Now, let me preface this by saying I have zero ounce of artistic ability. That’s why I am self appointed president of the Circle Squad (meaning I can only make macarons in circles, not the amazingly intricate shapes other macaron maker do!)
Let me walk you through this simple, yet adorable design.
I started in the bottom right quadrant of the mac, start a line directly up, curved it around on the top and took it back to where I started, just on the other side. I then drew a straight line to connect the two points. Added the letters R.I.P and also some squiggles to look like grass. Bob Ross, watch out!
Green Goblin Macarons
Take all sizes of the edible googly eyes and attach to the top of the shell by using a small drop of royal icing. Add as many or as little eyes you want, and in all sizes. Easy Peasy!!
Again, lettering, not my strong suit. So I stuck with all capitals. I started with the middle letter in the middle of the macaron. Than completed the “O” and the “B” on either side. I finished it off with a exclamation point, don’t stop me now!! (Please remember to use the edible pens for all the writing, wink, wink).
I am leaving the most complicated for last, though in all reality its not that complicated. First, I put the icing in a tipless icing bag — a Ziploc sandwich bag also works perfectly — and cut a small whole in the corner. Using straight lines, zig zag back-and-forth over the mac to look like mummy cloth. As a result of working quickly you can add the eyes when the icing is still wet. I also scrape the edges to make the flush with the macaron before it starts to dry.
See how easy that was to get ready for Halloween Mac Making? Have fun!