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
  • 74 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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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 74 reviews.

Jennifer
October 2021
Lovely day activity. Cheryl is warm and friendly and allows for the perfect balance of guidance and personal exploration. Great intro to macaron making and truly enjoyable experience.
Julianne
October 2021
Fantastic class, great location, and great instructions. Cheryl does a lot of the heavy lifting (measuring, the right equipment, filling), and coaches the “why’s” and the “why nots” throughout the course so I feel confident I can at least get close if I follow her recipe by myself. It was a very informative, relaxed atmosphere- and super close to other great shopping to do for the rest of the day.
Susan
October 2021
Cheryl was organized, detail oriented, extremely knowledgeable, and such a wonderful teacher. Our macarons came out better tasting than I’ve ever had from a store. This is a gem of an experience and I recommend it highly.
Joseph
October 2021
Cheryl was great. She was super inviting and nice. She respected all of our concerns and took all precautions necessary for this to be a great class! She has put a lot of effort and work to make this experience enjoyable and educational! We would recommend this class to anyone who loves baking/cooking and eating macarons!
Meleika
September 2021
I truly had an incredible experience in Carmel preparing macaroons with Cheryl. The experience went hand in hand with my time in Carmel. Pretty treats, amazing food, better people. Thanks for the experience, Cheryl. May return. And I'll definitely be in touch when I prepare them myself.
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!

Choose from available dates

5 available

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.