This is a great 80 page book from Japan, on how to make fake sweets. This is a paperback book, which is part of the Lady Boutique Series # 2960.
Author: Bell Mountain Flour
This picture shows how to use Grace Clay in white, then add Grace color clays in red and blue to the white to make this pretty plum purple color. You can use any type of clay for this, but resin or polymer clays are best for something wearable. Paper or other air dry clay is super easy and good for display or dollhouse items.
I love Mermaid Clay, because it is super soft and easy to work with, and comes in great colors like chocolate and biscuit!
You can color your clay with paint, or ground up pastels if you do not have coloring clay and want something other than what you have.
Once mixed they use a clear acrylic plastic to smoosh the clay flat. You could use anything that is nice and smooth for the smooshing, but if I were you I would make sure it is clear. When it is not clear it is hard to judge your thickness as you smoosh.
Then once you have a nice smooshed ball, use an old tablespoon measuring spoon to make the macaroon. You can use a teaspoon too, if you want a smaller macaroon.
Don't have either of those items, try a lid, or the metal holder for a cheap tea light.
it is important not to press your measuring spoon all the way through the clay. Press down and make an impression, then use your hands to tear away the remaining clay.
This gives you a more natural macaroon to start with.
Finally using a toothpick or needle or something pointy ( or even a couple of pointy things) start poking little holes into the clay. Do not go too deep, this is meant to mimic the natural bubble holes that are achieved when making real edible french macaroons. Also try to make your holes as random as possible.
You do not want an even line of all the same size holes.
Finally you will want to fill your macaroons with fake whipped cream.
I personally prefer Padico Brand Whipped Cream which comes in four "flavors" ( do not really eat people!) ; Strawberry, Milk, Chocolate, and Clear.
You can also color this whip cream with paint if you prefer a different color such as mango or green tea. Just put desired amount into a piping bag, and smoosh until all mixed up. Then snip off the tip, tape on a piping tip and you are ready to fill the macaroons.
Also try filling the macaroons with clear whip, that you have added sparkle or micro beads to.
You can also use hardware store whipped cream, and I do that sometimes when I am totally broke. But that stuff is totally toxic, and smells terrible. I never use it when I am working with kids cause it is so nasty smelling. But it works, and sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
Word of advise though, the clear stuff from the hardware store does not dry clear, and it only gets murkier over time, so I would stay away from the hardware store clear if I were you. Trust me I have tried!