Macaron making with a Master Chef - Carmel by the Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States

Experience hosted by Cheryl

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
French cuisine
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Macarons are incredibly popular, pricey and one of the most difficult pastries to master. When I started, it took months of trial and error with the recipe, preparation, baking and temperatures.

You begin with learning what a great macaron is and then exactly how to create them from scratch. All the tips and tricks and common pitfalls are discussed. The idea and aim is that you should be able to create beautiful macarons at home!

We create macarons from the 4 basic ingredients and discuss how your macaronage (macaron batter) should look when it is ready to be piped.

We move on to how to perfectly pipe your macarons and how they should feel when properly cured and ready for the oven. Do not worry if you have never used a piping bag - I will teach you how!

We then fill our macarons discussing flavors, others types of fill.

In all, about 1.5 to 2 hours of solid, professional instruction.

You will leave with a full dozen macarons!
Macarons are incredibly popular, pricey and one of the most difficult pastries to master. When I started, it took months of trial and error with the recipe, preparation, baking and temperatures.

You begin with learning what a great macaron is and then exactly how to create them from scratch. All the tips and tricks and common pitfalls are discussed. The idea and aim is that you should be able to create beautiful macarons at home…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Hand sanitizer is supplied and masks are available upon request.

Accessibility

No stairs or steps
Accessible bathroom
Accessible parking spot

Meet your host, Cheryl

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 65 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Cheryl is the pastry chef and owner with over 6 years experience as a Macaron Master! I was recently featured on the Cooking Channel for my macarons. It's incredible, but over the last 7 years, I have produced over half a million macarons for weddings, events, showers and holidays. I am known for excellence in quality, flavor and creativity.

I have produced macaron unicorns, bulldogs, snowmen, reindeer and massive macarons as big as 8"! I have been recognized as best by the Travel Channel, Extra Crispy and Buzzfeed.

I love teaching and look forward to meeting you and having a unique, fun and totally hands-on experience in the kitchen.
Cheryl is the pastry chef and owner with over 6 years experience as a Macaron Master! I was recently featured on the Cooking Channel for my macarons. It's incredible, but over the last 7 years, I have produced over half a million macarons for weddings, events, showers and holidays. I am known for excellence in quality, flavor and creativity.

I have produced macaron unicorns, bulldogs, snowmen, reindeer and massive macarons as big as 8"! I have been recognized as best by the Trave…
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Join 2 other guests
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Where you'll be

You will be working in my home in beautiful Carmel-by-the-sea in a dedicated space set up for macaron instruction and production. All tools, ingredients and recipes will be supplied. Weather permitting we will bake together on my patio - please dress accordingly.

Safety First. Please wear a mask if you are unvaccinated. I will be wearing a masks and gloves the whole time will supply you with gloves and hand sanitizer.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 65 reviews.

Mairead
September 2021
Cheryl does an excellent job teaching guests how to make macrons. She makes every step easy to follow and understand, preparing things before you arrive, but also teaching you about the normal pitfalls of making macrons. She is very warm and friendly and is an incredible teacher. It was such a fun activity and we learned so much. She hosts it on her back patio which is beautiful and close to downtown. Even the tools you use to make the macrons are aesthetically pleasing. I would highly recommend!
Jennifer
September 2021
No idea why I signed up for this but just thought it sounded unique and unlike anything I’ve done before and a complete variation to the rest of our trip. Am thrilled we did it! Now I want to take a cooking class on every vacation. So many easy little tips are given that make such a huge difference and the experience was so fun!
Andrea
September 2021
This was such a treat. Cheryls home was adorable, the weather was amazing but most importantly I learned the art of making macarons. I have always wanted to learn and Cheryl was so knowledgeable and excited to help. I booked this class with a long time girlfriend of mine and we both went away with great tips, fun photos, new skills, beautiful macarons and a great contact, Cheryl, to share our work with later. We were there to learn and have a good time and it did not disappoint. Macarons are tricky little guys, let Cheryl ease you into learning in a fun way. Highly recommend.
Sarit
September 2021
We loved the experience of making macarons. Cheryl is a wonderful host and took us through step by step process and my wife and my kids (10 and 14) loved it too. Highly recommended for families who are looking at an immersive experience.
Susie
September 2021
It was nice and educational but I did expect to have a mimosa in my hands Have a set of bowls and equipment of my own
Rahul
September 2021
My wife and I signed up for this experience and absolutely loved it. Cheryl is an amazing teacher. We came home with delicious macarons! I would totally recommend this experience to one and all.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.