I don’t know what it is about Fall that makes me so happy; I just wish we could experience year-round Octobers. I love to embrace every aspect of this season, especially the colors! Let’s make the perfect Fall Macarons!
Perfect Fall Macaron Colors
For this particular Fall color palette we used three different brands of coloring:
- The Sugar Art
A common misconception is that you need to just use once brand per batch, or at all. Not so! You can mix these brands to create your own unique colors.
So let’s give you some formulas. Now remember the amount of drops is based on our shell recipe, which you can find here.
Fall Macaron Color Formulas
Formula: 4 drops Burnt Umber
This sweet pink is actually a Burnt Umber color (brown) but when you just use 4 drops like we did, it gives you the sweetest pink with those brown undertones.
This color is that perfect rich pumpkin color that is necessary for any Fall pallette.
Formula: 7 drops Terracotta
Americolor has one one of my favorite colors of all time. This Terracotta color is the perfect marriage between pink and orange.
Formula: A smidge of Redwood
The SugarArt has some amazing powder pigments. This Redwood Color is another one of my all time favorites. Since this is a powder based color there isn’t an exact measurement, but I used just a smidge. Like literally, my spoon said smidge. Just start with a teeny bit and work your way up!
Formula: 5 drops Forest Green
Would you believe it if I told you this color was actually Forest Green? Yep! Chefmaster does it again with a beautiful shade of a majestic green: 5 drops is all it took to achieve this rich beautiful aqua blue.
Formula: 10 drops Olive
We fell in love after 6 but wanted to secure the color, so it wouldn’t fade when mixing in the dry ingredient, so we added 4 extra drops for insurance.
When to Add my Food Coloring
Lets talk about when to add color.
- First, mix in your room temperature egg whites with the sugar. Beat for 2 minutes. (as per instructions on the shell recipe).
- Next, you will mix another 2 minutes. Now, If I am adding over 30 drops I’ll start adding in the last 30 seconds of this rotation.
- Last, keep the mixer running for the last minute. This is when I add the color most of the time. In the first 20 seconds I add the drops. The mixer will incorporate the color in no time flat when using less than 10 drops.