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Macaron Masterclass


Central Otago Campus Training Kitchen (Corner Ray and Erris Streets, Cromwell)

Three classes (6.00pm-9.30pm)
To be confirmed for 2022

Anyone for macarons? 

This hands-on series of masterclasses gives you the rare chance to learn the art of making macarons under the expert guidance of Wanaka-based pastry chef, Clare Pennell (Cakes of Wanaka). 

You'll cover all the basics and Clare will share her tips and secrets to produce a stunning range of classic Italian macarons - including a range of Christmas-themed macarons. 

And the best can take everything you make during the workshop home with you! 

COVID-19 vaccination information
  • As this short course is delivered on campus/on-site, you will need to provide us with a valid My Vaccine Pass before 1 February 2022 if you want to study with us.
  • All locations where our teaching occurs face-to-face are classed as an Otago Polytechnic site.
  • You will be asked to provide us with your My Vaccine Pass during your application and enrolment process.
  • In exceptional circumstances, exemptions may be granted to this. You can find out more about this in our vaccination policy. If you think you have grounds to be exempt from our vaccination requirements, please email   

You can find more information about our vaccination requirements here. And, if you still have further questions, please visit our FAQs page which you can find here.

Class content 
Class one 

Macaron Basics 

  • Easy fillings 
  • Basic finishes 
  • Filling a piping bag 
  • How to pipe 
Class two 

Macaron Advanced 

  • Interesting fillings and finishes (e.g. buttered popcorn, peanut butter and jelly, hamburger etc.)
Class three 

Christmas Macarons 

  • Santa's, Christmas trees, metallic finishes, candy cane finish etc. 
Course includes 
  • All ingredients and equipment 
  • A step-by-step recipe
  • Refreshments. 
For more info/questions


Phone +64 3 445 9900 



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