The Real Macaron Company

Exquisite macarons for every occasion


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Baking Classes for Children and Teenagers – May Half Term 2019

May Half Term will be here before you know it and we have lots of fun planned for children and teenagers at Macaron House. As well as our ever popular macaron baking classes, we will be running a special Brownie baking class for teenagers. Designed specifically for teen bakers, we will bake salted caramel mini bites, blondies, and the ultimate American chocolate bar in this fun and chocolatey class!
There will plenty of treats to devour and share at home.

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We will also be running Pizza baking classes for 7-13 year olds, in which the children will prepare and bake their own delicious pizza, have some fun decorating cookies and still have time to prepare their own homemade lemonade, all of which they can enjoy together before going home.

May Half Term 2019 at Macaron House, Newbury:

Macaron Baking for 7-13 year olds – £22.50

  • Tuesday 28/5/19 10.30am – 12.15pm
  • Tuesday 28/5/19 2.00pm – 3.45pm

Teens Brownie Baking – 13-16 year olds – £27.50

  • Wednesday 29/5/19 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Pizza Plus Baking for 7-13 year olds – £27.50

  • Thursday 30/5/19 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Thursday 30/5/19 2.00pm – 4.00pm

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Places are limited, so do book soon! Email gaye@therealmacaroncompany.com or call Gaye on 07887870274


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An exciting, new direction for The Real Macaron Company….

Dear Customers,

I am writing to you today to let you know about the significant and exciting changes that are occurring at The Real Macaron Company.

When I first started out on this macaron adventure, my original plan was to teach Master Classes and create bespoke macarons for weddings, corporate events and other celebrations.  Since opening the shop in Newbury, in November 2014, the business has taken off at a great pace and I am absolutely delighted with the results of the last two years.  As a consequence of this success, I now wish to fully focus the business around its key aspects – the Macaron Master Classes, Weddings and Events and smaller, bespoke orders.

From the 1st August 2016 I will be closing the coffee shop, in order to dedicate more time and creative energy to the core business.

The Real Macaron Company is NOT closing down! I am simply moving the business in a new direction!  41a Newtown Road, Newbury will still be the hub of The Real Macaron Company.  I will continue to host Master Classes and ‘Bake with Me’ Classes at the premises.  With more time to devote to this side of the business, I have plans for new and exciting events and activities.

I will also continue to regularly bake in the shop and will be able to take on even more orders – large or small – whether for your weekend treats, or for special celebrations or parties!

Orders can be placed as normal by phone, email or via the website and you will be able to collect from the shop, by arrangement or even benefit from personal delivery. Details will follow.

I hope you will continue to support me in this exciting venture.  If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.  I really want to ensure everything is clear about the changes that are being made, and that you all continue to enjoy Real Macarons!

Kind regards

Gaye

Plate of coloured macarons

Learn to bake your own delicious macarons.

 

 

Phone: 07887 870274

Email: gaye@therealmacaroncompany.com

Website: www.therealmacaroncompany.com


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Macarons at 41a Newtown Road, Newbury

I can hardly believe it, but The Real Macaron Company has been in Newbury for four exciting and fun-packed months!  The time has flown by and every day has brought us new ideas, challenges and of course, fantastic customers.

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Macarons for everyone and for every occasion

The shop is a hive of activity, open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays selling our ever-expanding range of delicious French-style macarons, as well as creamy cupcakes and wonderfully gooey brownies, to take home as treats or gifts. We also serve great coffee, a variety of teas’ and steaming hot chocolate, which has been a particular favourite on cold, wet, winter days.  Demand for our macaron master classes  continues to grow and the shop is transformed into a kitchen workshop at least twice a week, accommodating enthusiastic groups of would-be macaronistas!  The keenest among them return frequently for a macaron chat and to pick up macaron-making accessories such as, silicone mats and gel colours.

The Real Macaron Company loves to welcome brides-and-bridegrooms-to-be to sample our macarons and chat about wedding favours, macaron towers and cakes over a relaxed cup of coffee, and with the wedding season fast approaching we are delighted to be involved in a number of local weddings. Towers and dessert selections are also popular for special birthdays, hen parties, Bar Mitzvahs and christenings, and we encourage our customers to come and visit, and taste, before deciding on the perfect macarons for their big event.

We are still busy even when closed, as we bake on the premises, preparing stock for the shop, as well as macarons to order, for both private and corporate customers … and of course the phone and the email are always open for your enquiries and orders.

So if you haven’t managed to visit The Real Macaron Company at 41a Newtown Road, Newbury in the last four months, do come and see us soon, and enjoy all that is a real macaron!

 

 


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Macaron Master Classes, morning, afternoon or evening

Really looking forward to moving into our new shop premises in Newbury.  The first Macaron Master Class will be held there on 11th October – and we are still taking bookings for that class.  New dates for October and November are on the website and, to give everyone the chance to come along and learn the delights of macaron baking, I have included weekday morning classes and evening classes  as well as Saturday afternoons.  Do let me know what would suit you best – I can be flexible and build a class around you and your friends.  Learn to bake macarons in time for Christmas – they are certain to give the traditional mince pies and chocolate log a run for their money!

Bright red macarons for Christmas

Christmas red macarons


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Macaron Flavour of the Month – September

White macarons seem to be popular with customers at the moment – whether for weddings or for corporate displays. Adding coconut to the almond mixture not only produces a whiter macaron shell but also creates the basis for delicious coconut combinations. These certainly rank high on my list of macaron favourites and I have to admit to being particularly excited about this month’s flavour –  coconut and mint chocolate. A delightful, after-dinner treat, savoured with a smooth, rich espresso, these elegant morsels are the perfect finale to a September evening.

Coconut macarons with a mont chocolate gananche

Coconut and mint chocolate macarons


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Macaron Master Class

Macaron Master Classes will be held on the following dates at The Real Macaron Company, 41a Newtown Road, Newbury, RG14 7BS. If you love baking or just love macarons this is a perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening. Classes cost just £40 per person.

  • Saturday 11th October, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Saturday 18th October, 2pm – 4.30pm

If you can’t make these classes look out for future dates or let me know what would suit you.

Contact Gaye@therealmacaroncompany or on 07887870274 for more details or to book a place.

 

 

A macaron for everyone.

A macaron for everyone.


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Thoughts on a Macaron Master Class

Review received from Gemma Guest on 3/7/14:

I cannot recommend this class enough! My mum took me last week as a birthday present. I have been trying to master making macarons for some time now but wasn’t having very much luck.

Gaye was so welcoming and friendly and she made you feel completely at home. She has come up
with her own recipe for making macarons and made it so simple to follow. She started by demonstrating how to make a batch infront of us all, explaining all the time exactly what she was doing and answering all the questions that we had.

And then it was our turn! I must say that after her demonstration and with the very easy-to-follow recipe she developed, making macarons was a breeze. We all got to choose a different colour for our batch and I’m pleased to say that every single person in the class managed to produce a perfect batch of macarons! During the day we were treated to tea and some of the beautiful macarons that Gaye had made.

At the end of the class we went home with a gorgeous goody bag of lovely macarons that we had made, Gaye’s foolproof macaron recipe and I even treated myself to some of the gel colourings that Gaye had on sale (which were very reasonably priced). I have tried the recipe at home – I made raspberry flavoured pink shells with a raspberry and white chocolate filling and they turned out perfectly! I was so pleased.

I think this class is excellent value for money. I thoroughly enjoyed the day – so much so that I’m thinking of friends to take so I can go again! For the disheartened baker this class was invaluable for providing me with a simple recipe for macarons. But for the beginner, such as my mum, it is a lot of fun and a great way to learn a new skill to impress all your friends with! Thanks Gaye!