Become a macaron master at a baking class with The Baking Hive’s experts.
We all have our guilty-pleasure, anxiety relief activity. Making music, cross stitch, exercise, gardening, you name it. You know how some people stress-eat? Well I stress-bake.
Upcoming 2020 Adult Baking Classes:
All classes are $60/person.
Basic Cake Baking and Decorating:
Wednesday, March 4, 5-7 p.m.
Monday, March 30, 5-7 p.m.
Choux Pastry (Eclair/Cream Puff):
Thursday, March 5, 5-7 p.m.
Artisan Bread Class:
Monday, March 9, 5-7 p.m.
French Macaron Class:
Friday, March 13, 6-8 p.m.
Spring Palette Painted Cake Class:
Friday, April 3, 5-7 p.m.
Call The Baking Hive at 801-419-0187 or drop by the shop at 3362 S 2300 E, Salt Lake City to get signed up!
If you know me well, you’ll know all about my baking problem. My husband blames me for any and all post-nuptial weight gain, because I have a tendency to panic bake pastries at 11 p.m., and force them on him as a midnight snack. But, since he loves me anyway, he got me the perfect Valentine’s gift: a class at The Baking Hive!
The Baking Hive does a variety of one-day crash courses: eclair baking, cake decorating, and even basics as birthday parties for kids. Each adult class is $60, but it includes all of your materials, ingredients and the use of their bakery space. I got to attend a french macaron class, taught by their expert baker Lexi, and she had all of the secrets ready and waiting to unlock a perfect batch of cookies.
Each of us got our own mixer, and our own little baking station. Lexi had measured out all the ingredients for us, to make sure we each got the perfect batter. After introductions, we pretty much dove right in, with Lexi walking us carefully through each step.
She came around to us each individually, to make sure our meringue mixture’s peaks were forming perfectly- she wasn’t about to allow any of us to have less-than-perfect cookies. Periodically, she’d return to her own mixer, to show us what a master’s batter should look like.
Once our cookie shells were in the oven, everyone gathered around the bakery table as Lexi went step by step through the complicated recipe, answered technical questions and gave us bonus tips for new flavors, techniques, colors and more.
I consider myself pretty brave in the kitchen, and will take on any recipe at least once. But I have to say, I am really glad I had an expert by my side to learn this one. The nuances of the macaron technique (which Lexi had down to a science) were so delicate, I can promise you I would have ended up with mangled lumps on a baking sheet. Not cute, trendy, or appetizing whatsoever! But after The Baking Hive class was finished, we each went home with a beautifully dainty box of delicate cookies to show off to our friends (or force feed our husbands.)
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