The Real Macaron Company

Exquisite macarons for every occasion

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Perfect Macarons!

Perfect your macaron baking skills this autumn at a fun and informative macaron master class at The Real Macaron Company, Newbury.  Macarons are an increasingly popular, and particularly delicious, sweet treat, but they are renowned for testing the skills of even the most practiced bakers.  At Macaron House we will show you how to overcome all the vagaries of macaron-making and assist you in achieving a perfect batch of french-style macarons.

Pink and chocolate macarons on three plates

The two and half hour class combines a detailed demonstration, packed full of tips and helpful advice and a practical, hands-on baking session.  Refreshments, including macarons (of course!) are served during the session and there is plenty of time for questions and discussion.

This is a fun and informative class suitable for macaron lovers of all levels of baking skill.  £50 per person.

Join us at Macaron House, Newbury on one of the following dates:

  • 22nd September, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • 6th October, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • 13th October, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • 1st November, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Call Gaye on 07887 870274 or email for more details or to book your place

Looking forward to seeing you!


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Afternoon Tea Baking Class – 8th September

Rachel and I are delighted that our newly launched Afternoon Tea baking classes are proving so popular. Several of you were disappointed not to be able to join us in July so we have scheduled our next class for Saturday 8th September from 12.30pm to 4.30pm, and the extra good news is that we will be maintaining the special summer price of only £75 per person.

In this class you will learn how to make honey and orange madeleines, buttermilk scones, chocolate-dipped, Viennese biscuits and Earl Grey and lemon macarons, and will make your own batch of each mouth-watering, tea time treat, IMG_8950before sitting down to enjoy a refreshing cup of tea and the spoils of your labours.

For more details and to book your places for 8th September, call Gaye on 07887 870274 or email

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“Tea Time Treats” Baking Class for Children

The Real Macaron Company is delighted to announce a new baking class for children!!

Given the continued success of our “Macaron Bake with Me” sessions for 7-12 year olds, this summer we are introducing a new baking class for children.

The first “Tea Time Treats” class will be held on Tuesday 31st July from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. The children will make and decorate Butterfly cakes, create a chocolate Maltezer slice and produce a delicious homemade lemonade. The best bit is that they will enjoy their own afternoon tea and sample everything they make before proudly taking the rest home.

Our “Tea Time Treats” class is great value at only £25 per child, including all ingredients and tea or coffee for accompanying adults. Call Gaye on 07887 870274 or email and book now as places are limited.baking-blueberries-blur-227432


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Summer dates for Macaron Masterclasses

Summer is certainly with us  and hopefully to stay! Why not take a bit of time for yourself this summer and learn to bake perfect, French-style macarons.  Whatever the event – BBQ, summer lunch, afternoon tea or special celebration –  these pretty and delicious sweet treats will impress and delight all your friends and family.  So don’t delay –  take a look at the updated Macaron Masterclass calendar on the Masterclass page of the website – – and book your place soon!

PS If you don’t see a date that is convenient for you and your friends, just give me a call on 07887 870274 and we’ll do our best to arrange a class at time and date to suit you.



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“Afternoon Tea” Baking Classes with The Real Macaron Company

Something New!

Introducing  “Afternoon Tea” Baking Classes with The Real Macaron Company.

Spend a happy afternoon baking with family and friends, or take time out to do something that you enjoy and want to learn more about. In this exciting, new class offered by The Real Macaron Company you will learn to make your own delicious, quintessentially English, afternoon tea including, Buttermilk Scones, Honey Orange Madeleines, Viennese Biscuits and Earl Grey and Lemon Macarons. At the end of the class we will invite you to relax and enjoy the spoils of your labours, with a refreshing cup of tea of your choice.  Of course, what you don’t eat is yours to take home and share!

The 3-hour class will cover a range of baking skills, boosting your confidence and inspiring you to increase your baking repertoire.  Places will be limited to six per class to ensure everyone receives plenty of one-on-one advice and encouragement. 

The class will comprise of a mixture demonstrations from Gaye Perry of The Real Macaron Company and Rachel Grenville–Hunt, professionally trained at the Ashburton Cookery School in Devon, and of a hands-on cookery workshop.

The first Afternoon Tea Baking Class will be held at The Real Macaron Company, in Newbury, Berkshire, on Saturday May 12th 2018, starting at 12.30pm.  The introductory price is £85, including all ingredients and recipes.A-2

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Bake With Me Classes – Summer 2017

The summer holidays are just around the corner, and we have lots of macaron baking classes planned for children at The Real Macaron Company.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays throughout the holiday ( with the exception of August 22nd), at 10.30am and at 2.00pm.

These fun baking classes are limited to 6 children per session, and are perfect for ages 7-12.

Working together, the children will produce a delicious selection of beautifully decorated macarons for you to take home, as well as enjoying a macaron and a soft drink during the session.

The classes are held at the Macaron House, 41a Newtown Road, RG14 7BS, Newbury.

£22.50 per child – including coffee or tea for accompanying adults.  Places can be booked by emailing

Go on, get your children baking!

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Easter Macaron Baking for Children

Easter is a great time for baking, buying and enjoying sweet treats.  The shops are full of delicious temptations and television cooks inspire us with traditional seasonal recipes and new and exciting alternatives that we just have to try!

Children love to bake, and enjoy sharing the produce of their own handiwork with admiring family members.   During the Easter holidays,  I will be running macaron “Bake with Me ” sessions for 7 – 12 year olds, working with the children to create a selection of seasonally themed and decorated macarons to take home in a pretty Easter gift box.

Macaron “Bake with Me” sessions, with an Easter theme, which cost only £22.50 per child, including macarons and refreshments,  and coffee or tea for accompanying adults,  will take place at The Real Macaron Company, 41a Newtown Road, RG14 7BS, Newbury, on Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April, starting at 2pm on each day. Spaces are limited so do book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information or to book please call Gaye on 07887 870274 or email