How about egg shaped macarons for Easter? They are so fun to make! Macarons can be different colors and filled with many different fillings that you can find on my blog. I created printable PDF template that will help you to master perfect shape for these macarons. You can find a template below to pipe the egg shaped macarons.
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How to make Egg shaped macarons
Here is the egg template
Download the template and print it. When you are ready to make macarons, place template under your baking mat and pipe egg shaped macarons.
To make these Egg shaped macarons we need:
There are two ways to pipe egg shaped macarons
1. Pipe the eggs by going around the outline of the egg with the pipping bag as you apply pressure to release batter, and then end in the center.
2. Pipe circle first over the center of macaron template. Then still squeezing the bag a little less, move up to form a shape of an egg.
I would recommend trying both ways and see which one works better for you.
Tip from Marina: remove the template before baking macarons.
How to assemble macarons
Find the best matched egg shaped macaron shells. Pipe the filling on each bottom shell and then top with another shell. For filling recipes click here. Transfer filled macarons into airtight container and refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight. Macarons need to “mature” before you can enjoy them.
How to decorate egg shaped macarons
Mix some brown (or black) food coloring in a small bowl with a dash of vodka. Dip toothbrush or pain brush into the food coloring mixture and then flick the toothbrush against the fork to splatter the food coloring in the shells and to create the speckles. For these macarons I used gold food coloring. I mixed with vodka too.
Tip from Marina: to avoid any mass and painted fingers I recommend wearing gloves when decorating macarons.
You can decorate macarons and then “mature” in the fridge. Or you can decorate macarons right before serving. I’ve done both ways and macarons were fine. Paint does not take long to dry.
How to store macarons
Store filled macarons in an airtight container right away, until ready to serve. Macarons are good in the fridge for 2-3 days (depends on the filling) and up to 6 months in the freezer. Allow to macarons 10-15 minutes to come to room temperature before serving.
If you make these Egg shaped macarons, please tag me on the social media and make sure to leave a rating down below. I would love to see your creations!
Please check other recipes:
- Carrot cake macarons
- Dark chocolate raspberry macarons
- Hazelnut macarons
- Chocolate lava cake
- Pumpkin pie macarons
- Eclair recipe
- Flowers macarons
Egg shaped macarons
- 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer
- 1 brush or toothbrush
- 1 chocolate macarons shells recipe
- 1 coffee and Baileys macarons recipe
- 2 teaspoons vodka
- brown food coloring
- gold food coloring
How to assemble egg shaped macarons
- Mix some brown (or black) food coloring in a small bowl with a teaspoon of vodka.
- Dip toothbrush or pain brush into the food coloring mixture and then flick the toothbrush against the fork to splatter the food coloring in the shells and to create the speckles.
- Repeat with gold food coloring.