Participants must be 12 years or older when the program starts.
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:
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)
Almond flour or meal
Cream of tartar
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)
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
Please contact NY Cake Academy if you have any questions.