I wanted to share my
French Macaron Cooking Class
held in my home.
If you are unsure about how to make them,
just prepare for a class of 20 plus people!!
I was in a panic, as I had successfully made
them before, but of course if you are going
to teach, everything is going to go wrong,
The class was advertised on Instagram
and in less than a day, we had more than our 20
My oldest granddaughter is on a competition
cheer team and they are competing in
March in LA. My daughter and I were talking
of making and selling French Macarons to
friends and neighbors as a fund raiser, but we
ended up deciding to host a cooking class as
a fund raiser.
We literally made hundreds, so that each person could
have a box to take home.
We also filled the kitchen with them as
part of the Valentine's Day decor.
We even included how to add a touch of
real, edible gold.
The furniture was taken out of the living room so that
each participant could have a seat and decorate their
Each place setting had a beautiful Macaron box,
a paint brush, a paper plate, and access to
the plate of decor items.
The demonstration part of the class took place
in the kitchen,
After demonstrating the technique, everyone had
a turn to give it a try.
Then we moved into the living room
to the table set up for 22 to begin
Our little cheer competitor stands at the head of the work
table, decorating her own macarons.
She also handed out prizes, as we had
drawings throughout the night including
a digital scale, a candy thermometer, piping
bags and tips, and other fun Valentine's related
items. Over half the people received a prize.
They each went home with a fancy box
of six beautiful macarons.
(Screen from Home Goods - 3 years ago.)
The class was a huge success and a fun evening
to get together, learn, eat and socialize.
We already have requests for more classes.
We showcased the piece de resistance,
and the last four, (who stayed
for the final clean up) got to eat it. I am definitely
making these for a party dessert in the
I will post this table with