Macaron making with a Master Chef - Carmel by the Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States

Experience hosted by Cheryl

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
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Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

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!

Macaron Kit $25 available for purchase - includes: Silicone baking mat, piping tip, macaron piping bag, buttercream piping bag and recipe. Once you sign up, message me and I will have a kit ready the day of your class.
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
Wide entrance

Meet your Host, Cheryl

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 84 Reviews
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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. We will bake together on my patio - please dress accordingly.

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

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 84 reviews.

Shannon
November 2021
Highly recommend this macaron-making class for any lovers of the French delicacy! Cheryl is an incredible teacher and hostess and you will come away with a new skill you can use to inspire and feed others!
Aurina
November 2021
WOW what a fun experience! This was our first time booking an Airbnb experience and so glad we did! We spent a weekend in Monterey/Carmel to celebrate a friend’s bachelorette and this activity was perfect. Cheryl was very accommodating in hosting a class that worked with our schedule. She has a lovely patio and everything was set up when we arrived. Cheryl is so sweet and really took her time with us to explain the how and why of each macaron making step. Most of us never made macarons before and these came out so professional! You take home 12 macarons and most importantly Cheryl sends you off with inspiration to make our own! I HIGHLY recommend such a unique and fun experience! Thank you so much Cheryl!
Rachael
November 2021
I did a day trip with my 13 year old nieces and this was one of our adventures! The girls absolutely loved this class as they love to bake and this was something they hadn't had experience in yet ! Great host very kind and welcoming! Also patient with us beginners. We had such a fun time and loved that we got to bring home some goodies to share with the family!
Tiffany
October 2021
Cheryl's cooking class was one of our last events for a bachelorette party. She was an excellent teacher and we all walked away with great tips for making macarons and a bag of delicious treats. Cheryl was friendly and very easy to talk to. The pace of the cooking class was not too fast and her instructions and tips were very helpful. This ended up being one of the highlights of our trip and I highly recommend it for a unique experience.
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.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.