Painting on Macarons

Happy Monday and the last day of September!

We had a delicious weekend.  I made 2 dozen tushie cookies with tushie tats for a bridal shower and assisted my son in making his multiple blue ribbon and division winning  chocolate cake.  We did our winning combo – he made the cake and icing and I iced the cake.  It was part of the celebration for my lovely niece’s birthday this weekend.  She and her husband just returned from two years in Australia and we are so happy to have them home again.  You can see a little Instagram video of the celebration (and the cake).

Today, I’m having fun painting on macarons!  It’s so easy.

Painting on Macarons

Mix 1/4 teaspoon of gold luster powder with enough vodka (few drops) to make a paint consistency and you’ve got edible paint.  It’s always best to start with a very small amount because a little goes a long way. Before I painted the cookies, I brushed them with pink petal powder to make the color of the cookies a little pinker and less peachy because, well, I like pink!

When you’re finished painting, let the vodka evaporate and you’ll have perfect left-over luster powder to use another day.

I think these macs with calligraphy or monogrammed would be pretty for a bridal shower, engagement party or as little bagged party favors.

Pretty pink macarons inspired my creativity today.  What inspired yours?  Any projects you’d like to share?  We’d love to hear!  🙂