Virtual Valentine Macaron

  • Baking
118 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011, USA
Feb 07 2021


Sunday, Feb 7 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (02/07/2021-02/07/2021)

Student Only
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Additional services and fees

Kit (includes shipping) - must be ordered by 2/2 $50.00

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 01/18/2021 and ends on 02/04/2021


Participants must currently be 12 years or older.


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


Transform the classic French Macaron into a dessert favorite for any occasion!

In this class, students will learn the secrets to making the perfect macarons filled with fun and exciting flavors—and turn them into adorable hearts just in time for Valentine's Day! Understand the difference between French and Italian meringues as you prepare a French macaron batter. Troubleshoot your baking questions with hands-on expert instruction. Learn to fill and assemble your macarons with various fillings. 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 share with your special someone!

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
  • Tips to assemble macarons
  • Long & short-term storage of your finished product
  • Troubleshoot your baking questions
Students have the option to either purchase a kit from NY Cake Academy ($50-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 5 business days prior to the class date.

Included in the Kit:

  • Macaron silicone mat(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
  • 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.