Woking Academy

Bake in 90: Christmas macarons

Master macarons in this fun festive baking class. We've given classic, gorgeous macarons a Christmas twist that will make them the most impressive gift this year - if you feel like sharing! You'll master all the skills you need for perfect macarons every time, ready to mix up your own flavours and combinations at home. 


What to expect

Our Christmas cooking classes are not only the perfect opportunity to have some festive fun in the kitchen with friends and loved ones, but will also set you up with essential recipes and new ideas to make this Christmas the most delicious one yet.

Macarons make the most perfect edible gifts or stunning afternoon tea bake, and you can learn how to make your own so you never have to buy them again! Our chefs will help you learn all the tips and tricks you need to master these delicate bakes, from getting the mixture just the right consistency, piping equal rounds, setting and baking to get that crispy-yet-chewy texture and some great festive flavour combinations to fill and decorate.

You'll end the class with a box load of your own macarons to take home (that's at least a few Christmas presents sorted), along with your recipes, new skills and plenty of inspiration. We think it's a great way to spend an evening!

Class details

Class starts: 6.30pm, arrive anytime from 6pm to check in at reception

Class finishes: 8pm, stay to dine with your class or take home the dishes you’ve made

Class size: Maximum 12 guests, some elements may require working in pairs with a classmate, don’t worry if you’ve come alone – it’s a great way to meet new people and have a laugh

Typical recipes and skills (we’ll cook the best available on the day, so we might surprise you!):

  • Making a classic almond macaron mixture
  • Piping and shaping delicate macarons
  • Festive-inspired fillings and decoration (it's a surprise!)

What’s included

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Gordon Ramsay Academy apron to wear in class
  • Recipe wallet and class recipes
  • Refreshments throughout the class including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)