How to Decorate Macarons

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Looking for unique and fun ways to decorate macarons? Check out these easy ideas for spicing up how your macarons look.

If you're baking a chocolate-based macaron or filling your macarons with chocolate ganache, adding mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs is a great option.

I love using different piping tips to add visual appeal to macarons. This may be one of the easiest techniques to spice up your macarons.

Even though traditional macaron shells are dyed a singular color, you can also make a marble-like or tie-dye pattern on your macaron shells for a fun decoration.

Another easy way to decorate macarons is by piping the macaron batter into a fun shape. This is perfect for a birthday, holiday, or special occasion.

Mix together a cinnamon and sugar mixture. Then, after you've piped the macarons and released any air bubbles, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the macarons.

An easy, yet very elegant way to decorate macaron shells is with a drizzle of chocolate. All you'll need to do is melt your favorite type of chocolate, then drizzle it on top of the macaron shells using a spoon or piping bag.

If you love chocolate, try dipping your macaron shells in a chocolate topping. Similar to the other decoration ideas, you can then sprinkle any sort of garnish on top while the chocolate is still wet.

If you're making macarons for a wedding or bridal shower, this is the perfect decoration idea. You can paint a decorative pattern on the macarons, then allow them to dry completely before filling.

If you're a sprinkle lover, this easy decoration idea is for you. Try adding sprinkles to your macarons after you've piped the batter and released the air bubbles. You can use a variety of sprinkles for different looks.

If you're a candy lover or you're making candy-inspired macarons, consider using finely chopped candies as a macaron topping. You can dip the finished macaron shells in chocolate, then into the finely chopped candy bar.

A great textural element that also serves as a decoration is graham cracker crumbs. Similarly, you could use crushed biscoff cookies, pretzels, ice cream cones, or your favorite cereal.

If you're making macarons with a spice-forward flavor, consider garnishing them with an additional sprinkle of spice. You can dust either the macaron shell or the filling for an easy decoration and flavor enhancer.

An easy decoration for fruit-flavored macarons is freeze dried fruit. Place the freeze dried fruit in a food processor and pulse until finely ground.

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