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Laser-Etched Macarons


Hi All,

I made these etched Macarons for Mothers Day.

I will admit - it was a last minute idea but it was easy and quick to do once I got the right settings (12 Macarons took about 12 minutes to etch)


If anyone wanted to give it a try - below are the settings / method that I did:

  1. Clean every inch of the inside of your laser.

  2. The Macarons I was etching were all about 40mm. So I drew my design to suit a 40mm circle.

  3. The first thing I did was load the design into LightBurn - and duplicate the design so that it was 4 sitting on top of each other. I then put a clean 1.2mm grey cardboard sheet into the laser (on top of the cutting mats) and etched the 40mm circles onto the grey card so that I new where to place the Macarons each time (I did 4 at a time because I didn’t want to do all 12 at a time because they would spend longer out of the fridge)

5. I then put my Macarons in - and after trialling on 3 - I found the below settings were the best:

Note: I started by selecting the ‘3mm MDF Cut’ preset then make the below changes.
Make sure air assist is off, otherwise it moves those suckers around.
Also - I set my material height to 20mm (rough thickness of my Macarons)

  1. I found that they took about 50 seconds per Macaron for my design.
    Quick present done all up in about 45 mins to an hour from initial design, testing then cutting.






Thanks for sharing the project and settings. They look amazing.

And, thanks for starting my stomach grumbling!