Virtual Santa Macarons

  • Baking
118 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011, USA
Dec 20 2020
Dec 22 2020


Sunday, Dec 20 12:00-3:00pm (12/20/2020-12/20/2020)

Virtual Class
  • Sun12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Additional services and fees

Kit (includes shipping) - must be ordered by 12/13 $60.00

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 11/08/2020 and ends on 12/19/2020


Participants must be 12 years or older when the program starts.


118 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011, USA


Transform the classic French Macaron into a holly, jolly Santa suit!

Our Holiday Virtual class series is designed around "make ahead" dessert recipes to keep your holidays stress free!

In this class, students will learn the secrets to making the perfect macarons filled with fun and exciting flavors—and turn them into festive red Santa bellies just in time for your holiday celebrations! Understand the difference between French and Italian meringues as you prepare a French macaron batter. Troubleshoot your baking questions with a live instructor from the comfort of your own home. Learn to fill and assemble your macarons with various fillings, and put the finishing touches to make everyone say "Ho, Ho, Ho!". By the end of class, students will gain the tips and tricks needed to ensure these delicate pastries come out perfect every time, and have a box of unique macarons to Santa and his reindeer to enjoy!

What You'll Learn:

  • Difference between French & Italian meringues
  • How to prepare a French macaron batter
  • Best way to degrease your equipment
  • Baking on silicone mats vs parchment paper
  • "Aged egg whites" and why they are necessary
  • Best colors to use for macarons
  • How to make macaron filling (recipe for Dark Chocolate Ganache Macaron Filling)
  • Tips to assemble macarons
  • Troubleshoot your baking challenges
  • Long & short-term storage of your finished product
  • How to decorate baked macarons

This class is held virtually with a live instructor and recorded to give you flexibility to watch at a later date.

Students have the option to either purchase a kit from NY Cake Academy ($60-includes shipping) or collect and prep all the ingredients listed on their own prior to class. If purchasing a kit, you'll have the option to add the kit to your registration at check out. Please note, there is an order cut off on kits 7 days prior to the class date.

Included in the Kit:

  • (1) 18” disposable pastry bag

  • Piping tip no. 12 or 804

  • French Macaron Ingredients (with recipe)

    • Powdered sugar

    • Almond flour or meal

    • Cream of tartar

    • Granulated sugar

  • Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling Recipe

  • Red Powdered Food Coloring (heat stable and food safe such as Roxy & Rich Fondust)

  • Black food coloring (either powdered or gel)

  • Lemon Extract


All students will need to have the following supplies at home:

  • 2-3 half sheet pan size baking sheets

  • Silicone baking mats (preferred) or parchment paper

  • Food scale (optional, but highly recommended)

  • Large rubber spatula

  • 2 small bowls (or plastic cups) for separating eggs

  • One small and one medium sized bowl for dry ingredients

  • Electric mixer, bowl, and whip attachment

  • Food processor or sifter

  • 3.5 oz egg whites (aged at least 1 day) for macarons

  • All ingredients listed in filling recipe

  • Detail paint brush

  • Small flat paint brush

Registration is expired.