I’ve decorated a great many cakes and sweets with lovely macarons, but I’ve always had the secret wish to adorn myself with them, too. That’s why I was so excited when Tiny Hands Jewelry (a cute food jewelry site) sent me a beautiful little macaron necklace. It’s raspberry-scented too! I love it so much I decided to re-create a life-size, edible version.
While I was out shopping for fresh raspberries, I saw some gorgeous golden raspberries and decided to make a batch of macarons in my favorite Pantone hue. I’ve always had an affinity for baking with color, and I knew that turquoise and yellow would be so striking together! I really love how both versions turned out – and despite their different appearances, they taste almost exactly the same.
I got a real kick out making these mac lookalikes! I was actually giggling to myself while I photographed the two together.
If you’d like to win a macaron necklace just like mine, enter below!
In addition to the giveaway, Tiny Hands is offering a 20% discount to SprinkleBakes readers. Just enter sprinkle20 at checkout. Offer expires June 30th.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that I still cross my fingers with each batch of macarons. Even so, for me half the fun is sitting at the oven window waiting and watching for “feet”. If you’re new to macaron-making you can find my folding technique and other tips here.
Raspberries and cream sandwiched between soft macaron shells is one of the most delicious things, ever! There’s just enough sweet and just enough tart to strike a perfect balance. I hope you’ll try them in your favorite color!
Thanks to Tiny Hands Jewelry for the inspiration and for sponsoring such a sweet giveaway!
Raspberries and Cream Macarons
Source: SprinkleBakes original recipe
Yield: 14 sandwich cookies per batch
Prep: 1 hour; total time 1 hour 45 minutes
3/4 cup almond flour
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 large egg whites, room temperature
1 pinch cream of tartar
1/4 cup extra-fine sugar
1/4 teaspoon Americolor Sky Blue + small dab of Wilton Buttercup Yellow.
raspberry: 1/2 tablespoon Americolor red
powdered food coloring diluted in drops of water.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment, or if you have Silpats, use them. They are excellent for macaron-making.
- Sift almond flour and confectioners’ sugar together 2-3
times. Set aside.
- Whisk egg whites with a hand mixer until foamy. Add cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks
form. Reduce speed and gradually add
extra fine sugar. Increase speed and
beat until stiff peaks form.
- Sift flour mixture over whites with a fine sieve. Discard
any lumps or coarse bits that remain.
- If coloring the batter, a bit of gel food coloring can be
placed on the end of a rubber spatula before you begin folding the mixture. If using the powdered food coloring, mix the
powder with a few drops of water before adding it to the batter.
- Fold together with a rubber spatula using short strokes at
first. The batter will be thick and
powdery with the almond flour. Use
bigger folds once the ingredients are incorporated and the batter loosens. When batter is ready, it should fall from the
spatula in a thick ribbon.
- Transfer mixture to a piping bag. Pipe 1 or 1 1/2″ rounds on the parchment
lined baking sheets. Let piped macarons stand uncovered for 15 minutes to form
- Decrease temperature to 325 just before placing the baking
sheet in the oven. Bake pans one at a
time for 10 minutes, turning halfway through.
Note: After first batch has baked, oven temp should be
increased to 375 then decreased to 325 just before the 2nd baking sheet goes
2 cups heavy whipping cream
4 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
½ pint of red raspberries or golden raspberries
- Place cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted
with the paddle attachment and whip until fluffy.
- Pour in heavy whipping cream and beat on medium high
speed. Gradually add sugar with the mixture running, until stiff peaks are achieved.
- Scrape down bowl with a rubber spatula and mix again
to make sure all the ingredients are completely incorporated. Transfer the
mixture to a piping bag with a plain decorator tip affixed, or use a zip-top
bag with the corner snipped.
- Pipe cream mixture onto one macaron shell, place 3 or 4
raspberries on top of the cream pointed-end-up. Pipe another dot of cream in the center of the
raspberries and then place another macaron shell on top.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an
air-tight container. Bring to room
temperature before serving.
Sounds like a great recipe! I love macarons!
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Oh these are adorable! You always impress me with the dead-on colors in your photos. 🙂
These look amazing, and I love those colors! I've always been nervous about attempting to make macarons, but I just bought some almond flour to give myself a little push into trying. I'll let you know how it turns out!
I love that little raspberry macaron necklace, but I also really like the shortcake heart cookie one, too!
What gorgeous macarons! LOVE the use of Pantone, what a creative idea!
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I've never had a macaron though I've been dying to try them. As silly as it sounds, I think the the little snow cone earrings are just adorable. They remind me of the fair during the summer. 🙂
Oh my goodness that itty bitty matching baby macaron necklace? It's too good to be true. I looked at the Tiny Hands site and decided my favorite would be the sprinkled donut bookmark to mark my place in SprinkleBakes cookbook on my counter. What better ode to my Sugar Sister?
I am so in love with the blue macs with yellow raspberries. the jewellery is so adorable too!
The shortcake heart necklace on the Tiny Hands site is adorable! 🙂
Those macarons look great. Sadly it is way too hot here to do any baking today. I love the Tiny Hands donut bracelet…..
can't wait to try these!
You inspire to give macarons a try. They intimidate me!
I love the piece of blueberry pie necklace. I'm a big pie buff and would love to wear that!
Your macarons are beautiful and look identical to the necklace! So cute. I love the vanilla cupcake necklace- that is just the cutest website!
This is the most adorable jewelry I have ever seen. If I had to pick just one, it would be the Scented Strawberry Chocolate Cupcake Necklace. Ridiculously cute!
These are beautiful. Love the color combo and fruit 🙂 <3
Love everything about these pics. Especially the colors. I love the macaron necklace you have. The maple syrup scented corn dog necklace is cracking me up too. Great website!
That necklace is adorable and your recreation is spot on! Love it Heather!
Kim P – love it, the colors are so great!
Kim P – I love the cupcake necklace, too cute!
Very Pierre Herme…excellent!!!
I love these! I love the necklace!
I do have a question, I've been using your macaron recipe for a couple years now. I've noticed that sometimes you list 1/4 C. superfine sugar and sometimes it's 1/2 C. It's listed as 1/4 C. in your book and that's what I use. Just wondering if this was intentional or a typo, and if it's intentional, why the change? Thanks!
Oh gracious! That is a typo! Thank you for pointing that out. 1/4 cup. Yikes!
I love the SCENTED CARAMEL COFFEE FRENCH MACARON NECKLACE
Although I detest blueberries, I am partial to the blueberry pie necklace. It's so realistic! And raspberries being my favorite food in general, I really adore your miniature maracon necklace, for real.
I still haven't been brave enough to try making macarons. Kitchen failures are just too devastating.
How adorable! I just might have to get myself the waffle necklace because Leslie Knope has one 😀
I absolutely live and breathe macarons, so any of those macrons necklaces would just make my day!
I love those mini macaron charms!
I love the snow cone scented earrings!
Lots of very cute stuff! I adore the ice cream cone charms for one!
This is so fun! I think the macaron necklace is actually my favorite, runner up would have to be the cupcake.
Looks delicious! The necklaces look so cute
LOVE the mini macaron necklace! Looks good enough to eat!
Thank you for the chance to win it!
I love the vanilla ice cream cone necklace!
Your macarons are absolutely beautiful! Especially the turquoise one!
Soo soo cute! The scented rings are fun but I also love the slice of pie charm.
These look wonderful! I love anything that has to do with Pantone, but mix it with some sweets and you've got me! I love the macaroon necklace, but I have to say, the chocolate chip cookie earrings are super cute too 🙂
I love it! I've never actually eaten a macaron, but the real thing looks delicious and the necklace is so precious!
So cute! I love the tiny hands shortcake bookmark too! adorable.
The ice cream earrings are adorable!
LOVE the waffles and cupcakes.. and sooo cool that they are scented!!!
Macarons are my passion and what I wouldn't do to win that macaron necklace!! 🙂 It is adorable.
Your macarons look amazing. I'm in love with so many of the necklaces and earrings on the site, but love the vanilla sprinkles cupcake necklace.
Great color!! I'm also enjoying your book. you are so creative 🙂
Oh, I would absolutely get a snowcone necklace for my best friend!
Love how you've styled these macaroons! They look amazing!
OMGeee! The Watermelon Scented Bubble Boba Tea Charm is all me! Also in love with the Scented Snow Cone Necklace!!
The scented blueberry pie necklace is definitely my favorite! So cute!