DIY Project: “Catarons” Are Variations on Macarons


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Have you ever needed to make a fun yet creative dessert? Or been on your way to a dinner party and unable to find the perfect gift for your cat-loving hostess? Well, have no fear — catarons are here. This simple trick takes already lovely macarons to an elegant, feline level.

Note: These are for people only, not cats.


What you’ll need

  • Macarons from your favorite bakery
  • Edible markers
  • Fondant — you can find this pre-colored at most craft stores or a candy that can be rolled out, such as a gummy, caramel, and so on.
  • Rolling pin (you can also use your hand)
  • Knife
  • Toothpick


  1. Roll out your fondant or candy to 1⁄4-inch thick.
  2. Cut out triangle shapes for the ears.
  3. Press the triangles into the top of your macaron, between
    the cookies.
  4. Use a toothpick to lightly press the cat ears into the
    macaron filling to help them stick.
  5. Roll a tiny ball of fondant and press onto the macaron for the nose. Press firmly, but make sure not to crush your macaron — they can be delicate!
  6. Using the toothpick, shape into a triangle nose or any shape you like.
  7. Use the edible markers to draw on eyes, mouth, and whiskers.

Samantha Meyers is a writer, baker, crafter, and Instagrammer. Check out her blog at Sugared and Iced, and see her dogs’ Instagram adventures at @FrenchHuggs_ and @Quinnstadoodle.

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