Hi everyone! I am so thrilled to be partnering with Wilton for a Halloween blog post this year. I am a frequent user when it comes to their products. In fact, they were the first products I used when I started cake decorating over 5 years ago! I am excited to be sharing on how to decorate macarons ranging from fun pumpkin face macarons to bloody eyeball macarons using Wilton products for Halloween. They are a must for your Halloween baking season!
For the decorating blog purposes, I will only be focusing on how to decorate the Halloween macarons. For this post, I used French macarons, and there are a ton of tutorials online. I am happy to answer in the comments if you have any macaron related questions. Let’s get started with decorating!
Disclaimer: I was compensated by Wilton for this project and all of my images & opinions are my own.
Halloween Macarons Tutorial
Supplies Needed For Halloween Macarons
- Bloody Eyeballs Icing Decorations
- Halloween 6 Cell Sprinkles Mix
- Halloween Spiderweb Silicone Spatula
- Zombie Hand Decorating Kit
- Color Right Performance Food Coloring Set
- Disposable Piping Bags
- Edible Black Pen
- Assorted Piping Tips (I used #21, #18, #199, and #16)
These Wilton products made decorating a breeze! The icing decorations and the edible pens are a perfect way to create wow-worthy treats, even when working with a more challenging dessert like macarons.
How to Make Colored Halloween Macarons
The instructions below are only as a guide for mixing the colors because every macaron batter is different. You have to be mindful of how much gel coloring you use because it can affect the batter and make them too runny. Squeeze all of the drops at once, so that way there is less macaronage needed. The Wilton Color Right System icing colors are concentrated, so you do not need to use a lot of coloring. Use your best judgment.
- Orange Macarons: I used 6-7 drops of orange food coloring.
- Purple Macarons: I used 3 drops of pink, 4 drops of blue, and 2 drops of red.
- Green Macarons: I used 3-4 drops of yellow and 2-3 drops of blue.
- Black Macarons: I highly recommend using a chocolate macaron recipe for black macarons, so fewer drops are needed. Otherwise, you will need 10-15 drops of black for non-chocolate macarons.
- Brown Macarons: 6 drops of brown.
- Squeeze some of the gel color into the batter.
2. Do the macaronage.
3. Pipe the macaron shells.
4. Bake the macaron shells.
How To Make Pumpkin Face Macarons
- Use the edible pen to draw faces on the macaron shell.
2. Press gently so you don’t break the shell.
3. Fill with colored buttercream.
How to Make Halloween Macarons With Different Piping Tips and Sprinkles
- Mix a few batches with buttercream (1 cup of buttercream for each color) with black, green, orange, and purple gel colors. Use the above guide to make the exact colors of green and purple but use fewer drops. You can also use the official guide that came with the box for any other colors.
2. Pipe a mound in the middle.
3. Pipe buttercream on the macaron shell with different piping tips.
4. Close with a macaron shell gently, so you don’t squeeze the buttercream out of the shells.
4. Use a variety of the sprinkles from the 6 cell sprinkle product for the macarons.
How to Make Bloody Eyeballs Macarons
- Bake a batch of white macarons.
- Squeeze one drop of the red gel coloring into a small bowl.
- Dip a thin brush in the gel coloring.
- Start painting the eyeball veins.
5. Pipe a bit of buttercream on top of the macaron shell.
6. Adhere the eyeball to the macaron.
How to Make Zombie Hand Macarons
- Make a batch of brown macarons and fill them with buttercream.
- Pipe a few mounds of the brown buttercream on the top of the macaron.
- Press the zombie hands gently into the buttercream.
4. Add the brown sprinkles.
5. Put them in the refrigerator to firm the buttercream so the zombie hands will stay put.
Here is a quick video tutorial on all of the decorating techniques.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to decorate Halloween macarons for your upcoming Halloween. If you create any of these fun Halloween designs, please comment or tag me on Instagram and check out the rest of my tutorials here. I’d love to see it! For more Halloween decorating ideas, check out Wilton!
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