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Soft Pastel Easter Macarons!
I used three favorite fillings for my Easter macarons-Milk Chocolate, lemon, and pistachio. I paired each filling with a soft pastel macaron. For an extra special detail, I added a few speckles of gold on top.
To make the perfect subtle pastel colors, I made three batches of my Perfect Macarons. You can find the recipe and all of my tips here. To tone down the vibrancy of the colors, I added one drop of brown gel food coloring to each batch.
For the first batch, I added three drops of sky blue and one drop of chocolate brown gel food coloring.
For the second batch, I added two drops of leaf green, one drop of lemon yellow and one drop of chocolate brown gel food coloring.
To make the last batch, I added three drops of violet and one drop of chocolate brown gel food coloring.
After baking the macarons, I used EdibleArt’s Glamorous Gold Cake Paint to add gold speckles on top. I used a small brush and my thumb to flick the edible paint onto the macarons. I love the bit of sparkle it adds!
I used three different fillings for these macarons. For the green macarons, I used an irresistible pistachio cream filling.
The purple shells are filled with a creamy lemon curd. You can find my recipes here.
The blue shells are filled with a sweet and creamy milk chocolate ganache. You can find my original chocolate ganache recipe here. For this version, I used milk chocolate and swapped the Nutella for 2 tablespoons of butter.
After you have filled the macarons, let them sit for a day or two. Something magical happens-the filling and the shells merge to form the perfect texture! Be sure to check out my Perfect Macaron Recipe for all of my baking tips and tricks!
I’m sharing some this Easter in fun custom boxes that I cut on my Cricut Maker.
You can find all of my macaron box SVG files in my Shop.