Raspberries and Cream Macarons

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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

[click for printable recipe]

Source: SprinkleBakes original recipe

Yield: 14 sandwich cookies per batch

Prep: 1 hour; total time 1 hour 45 minutes

Macaron shells

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

Food colorings:

     For turquoise:
1/4 teaspoon Americolor Sky Blue + small dab of Wilton Buttercup Yellow.

     For red
raspberry:  1/2 tablespoon Americolor red
powdered food coloring diluted in drops of water.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment, or if you have Silpats, use them. They are excellent for macaron-making.
  2. Sift almond flour and confectioners’ sugar together 2-3
    times. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Sift flour mixture over whites with a fine sieve. Discard
    any lumps or coarse bits that remain. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
    a crust.
  8. 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
in.

Raspberries and
cream filling

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

  1. Place cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted
    with the paddle attachment and whip until fluffy.  
  2. Pour in heavy whipping cream and beat on medium high
    speed. Gradually add sugar with the mixture running, until stiff peaks are achieved.  
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an
    air-tight container.  Bring to room
    temperature before serving.
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PoCoKat
PoCoKat
7 years ago

Sounds like a great recipe! I love macarons!

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

Rhiannon
Rhiannon
7 years ago

Oh these are adorable! You always impress me with the dead-on colors in your photos. 🙂

Chrisi
Chrisi
7 years ago

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!

KWahlman
KWahlman
7 years ago

What gorgeous macarons! LOVE the use of Pantone, what a creative idea!

Chrisi
Chrisi
7 years ago

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Tonia S
Tonia S
7 years ago

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. 🙂

Heather
Heather
7 years ago

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?

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

I am so in love with the blue macs with yellow raspberries. the jewellery is so adorable too!

Suzanna
Suzanna
7 years ago

The shortcake heart necklace on the Tiny Hands site is adorable! 🙂

enelya
enelya
7 years ago

Those macarons look great. Sadly it is way too hot here to do any baking today. I love the Tiny Hands donut bracelet…..

joy swatsworth
joy swatsworth
7 years ago

can't wait to try these!

Johanna
Johanna
7 years ago

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!

Gina Caruso
Gina Caruso
7 years ago

Your macarons are beautiful and look identical to the necklace! So cute. I love the vanilla cupcake necklace- that is just the cutest website!

Catie
Catie
7 years ago

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!

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

These are beautiful. Love the color combo and fruit 🙂 <3

paige
paige
7 years ago

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!

Callie Hagood
Callie Hagood
7 years ago

That necklace is adorable and your recreation is spot on! Love it Heather!

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

Kim P – love it, the colors are so great!

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

Kim P – I love the cupcake necklace, too cute!

Jen (House of Ruby Jean)
Jen (House of Ruby Jean)
7 years ago

Very Pierre Herme…excellent!!!

Xtine225
Xtine225
7 years ago

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!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
7 years ago

Oh gracious! That is a typo! Thank you for pointing that out. 1/4 cup. Yikes!

xo
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Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

Angie - Big Bears Wife
Angie - Big Bears Wife
7 years ago

I love the SCENTED CARAMEL COFFEE FRENCH MACARON NECKLACE

J. Louise
J. Louise
7 years ago

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.

Helle
Helle
7 years ago

How adorable! I just might have to get myself the waffle necklace because Leslie Knope has one 😀

Jessica B
Jessica B
7 years ago

I absolutely live and breathe macarons, so any of those macrons necklaces would just make my day!

jmf
jmf
7 years ago

I love those mini macaron charms!

Sara
Sara
7 years ago

I love the snow cone scented earrings!

Monica
Monica
7 years ago

Lots of very cute stuff! I adore the ice cream cone charms for one!

estebbs
estebbs
7 years ago

This is so fun! I think the macaron necklace is actually my favorite, runner up would have to be the cupcake.

Amanda
Amanda
7 years ago

Looks delicious! The necklaces look so cute

Maria
Maria
7 years ago

LOVE the mini macaron necklace! Looks good enough to eat!

Thank you for the chance to win it!

eMiLee
eMiLee
7 years ago

I love the vanilla ice cream cone necklace!

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

Your macarons are absolutely beautiful! Especially the turquoise one!

La Table De Nana
La Table De Nana
7 years ago

Adorable.

Preppy Pink Crocodile
Preppy Pink Crocodile
7 years ago

Soo soo cute! The scented rings are fun but I also love the slice of pie charm.

KK

Bailey
Bailey
7 years ago

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 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
7 years ago

I love it! I've never actually eaten a macaron, but the real thing looks delicious and the necklace is so precious!

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

So cute! I love the tiny hands shortcake bookmark too! adorable.

Kate
Kate
7 years ago

The ice cream earrings are adorable!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
7 years ago

LOVE the waffles and cupcakes.. and sooo cool that they are scented!!!

Susan
Susan
7 years ago

Macarons are my passion and what I wouldn't do to win that macaron necklace!! 🙂 It is adorable.

Danielle @ Dani Cakes
Danielle @ Dani Cakes
7 years ago

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.

Karen Tripp
Karen Tripp
7 years ago

Great color!! I'm also enjoying your book. you are so creative 🙂

Southern Girl
Southern Girl
7 years ago

Oh, I would absolutely get a snowcone necklace for my best friend!

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
7 years ago

Extremely pretty!

Cheers,

Rosa

Rosie
Rosie
7 years ago

Love how you've styled these macaroons! They look amazing!

http://www.ciderwithrosie.com

Leslie
Leslie
7 years ago

OMGeee! The Watermelon Scented Bubble Boba Tea Charm is all me! Also in love with the Scented Snow Cone Necklace!!

Laura
Laura
7 years ago

The scented blueberry pie necklace is definitely my favorite! So cute!