ChefSteps exists to inspire creativity and encourage expertise in the kitchen. Drawing on our years of combined culinary experience, we create hands-on online classes about food and cooking that are both informative and entertaining. We won't tell you how to make macarons from scratch—we'll show you. Whether you’re a home cook, a professional chef, or just love watching cooks work, there’s something here to discover.
This class is designed to help you succeed in mastering the macaron. You’ll learn each part of the process with entertaining and informative high-definition videos, succinct step-by-step instructions, background information on the science of macarons, and personal support from our James Beard award–winning culinary team. We also provide recipes for various flavors and colors, so you can apply your acquired skills to make macarons again and again.
Macarons—those delectably light, mini-meringues of French descent-— involve a series of sophisticated techniques that can take time and practice to perfect. You often only see them at the finest bakeries—the colorful confections all lined up in a row—because they're notoriously finicky, even for pastry chefs. But learning to make macarons is actually much simpler when you can see how it’s done, with step-by-step instruction, rather than trying to follow along in long, wordy recipes and cookbooks.
ChefSteps founder Grant Crilly, who instructs this course, learned how to make macarons the hard way. He spent hundreds of hours reading cookbooks, trying and failing, his garbage can littered with colorful cookie shells night after night. He finally succeeded after attending a class in Paris with macaron expert Pierre Herme, mastering the different techniques by taking visual cues while learning in a hands-on, guided workshop. Grant developed this class with his own experience in mind.
We’re confident that our detailed tutorial will provide all the instruction you need, but if you have questions, please ask. Our culinary support team is standing by.
What You'll Learn
- How to make perfect macaron cookies in your own kitchen
- Expert techniques for smooth, flavorful fillings
- Expert techniques for baking and assembling macarons
- Professional pastry techniques for piping, making meringue, cryomilling, and more
- Recipes for various flavors and fillings
- Relevant culinary science
What do I get when I purchase this course?
Unlimited access to all of the online course materials, including videos, recipes, and science, and support from the ChefSteps team. We'll teach you how to make macarons from start to finish, and we provide recipes for several flavors so you can use your acquired skills to make them again and again. Satisfaction is guaranteed, or your money back.
What if I'm not satisfied?
Contact us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org for a full refund.
How long can I access the class once I've purchased it?
Once you've purchased it, access to the class is unlimited.
Will all classes be paid from now on?
We're still figuring that out. Charging for classes that are chosen by community voting essentially allows us to focus on creating content that benefits you, rather than sponsors and advertisers. It also helps us prioritize support for members who prefer more guidance. Please let us know if you have feedback about our decision to offer paid classes. All other content will remain free-to-learn.
What if I have questions?
There are a few ways to get your questions answered. You can email us at email@example.com if you have any questions before purchasing the class. Once enrolled, you can post questions on our macaron discussion page and our chefs will answer them as promptly as possible. Enrolled students can also check our troubleshooting guide for answers to common questions.
You'll need some special ingredients and equipment to make macarons. Here's a list of the things you may need to buy or borrow.
Plain piping tip #6
Powdered food coloring