Ever wonder how macarons get so perfectly crisp on the outside and so melt-in-your-mouth soft on the inside? To share the secret to crafting the perfect mac’, pastry chef and macaron mastermind behind Dana’s Bakery, Dana Loia is teaching a 2.5 hour class that includes a hands-on session of baking 36 macarons and a brief lesson on the history behind the delicate sweet. Known for unconventional macaron offerings inspired by beloved American flavors—think Fruity Cereal and Thin Mint—Dana Loia will teach class participants how to whip up some of her signature fun flavors.
Taking place at the Dana’s Bakery kitchen located in Hawthorne, New Jersey, conveniently just 20 minutes outside of New York City, macaron baking classes are a sweet alternative for a ladies’ day or night out, a romantic date, or even a birthday party—group rates! And for the true macaron devotee, private sessions are also available to make sure you master the art of creating this delectable treat. Each participant will receive a complimentary Dana’s Bakery box containing 12 macarons to take home along with three dozen macarons baked in class—the more the better since they make perfect gifts. (Though, let’s be real, you’ll want them for yourself.)
The price for the group classes is $110 per person for an eight to ten person class. Tickets for your desired session can be purchased on the website, while private sessions can be booked by calling 800-477-1816 or emailing [email protected].
ABOUT DANA’S BAKERY:
A former photo editor-turned-pastry chef, Dana Loia fell in love with the delicate French macaron for its whimsical beauty and distinct texture, but was surprised by the lack of variety in flavors. On a mission to revolutionize the dessert, she started Dana’s Bakery, infusing French techniques with all-American flavors for an artisanal line of macarons designed to please the palate with a comforting sense of nostalgia. With inventive flavors such as Birthday Cake, Cookie Dough, and Peanut Butter & Jelly, Dana’s Bakery’s gluten-free delights are far from your ordinary macaron.
Photos courtesy of Dana’s bakery macarons