How to Make Faux Macarons

Macarons are notoriously difficult to make, so if you wish to decorate a cake with them without the fuss, try your hand at these much simpler faux ones instead!

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Macarons are notoriously difficult to make, so if you wish to decorate a cake with them without the fuss, try your hand at these much simpler faux ones instead!

You will need:

Edibles:

Equipment:

  • 250g pale pink modelling paste
  • 250g baby blue modelling paste
  • 250g yellow modelling paste
  • 250g mint green modelling paste
  • 150g white sugarpaste
  • edible glue
  • 5cm (2in) circle cutter
  • rolling pin
  • knife
  • Dresden tool
  • clingfilm

1

Roll out the pastel coloured modelling paste to approximately 1cm thickness.

2

Cover the top of the modelling paste with clingfilm and press the circle cutter into the paste, this will give a rounded edge to the macaron shells. For this cake I made fourteen macarons (twenty-eight shells).

3

Use a Dresden tool to score a line approximately one third from the bottom of each macaron shell.

4

Use a Dresden tool to rough the edges of each shell to create the feet of the macarons.

5

Pinch out circles of white sugarpaste to create the macaron fillings. I like to keep these irregular for a more realistic look.

6

Assemble the macaron as shown, using edible glue if necessary.

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