I happen to find a lot of places to visit, and exciting activities to partake in, on Instagram and a few weeks ago my friend and I stumbled on a Macaron baking class in South Kensington. We’ve been talking about getting into classes a lot lately, with London on our doorstep we rarely take advantage of things like this and we decided this would be the perfect opportunity to step out of our comfort zone and learn something new.
MauderneFood teaches a very simple and effective Macaron class in her home in South Kensington to a group of 6 aspiring bakers. It’s not an advanced course with dozens of fancy words and techniques being thrown at you, but more of a social event to meet new people and be taught something tricky by a talented baker who really cares about precision and helping people master the craft of baking.
My friend and I arrived promptly to got stuck in to a fantastic session, learning all the ins and outs of making this iconic dessert. Salted Caramel and Raspberry were the flavours of choice during our class.
I’m always weary of baking classes when it comes to intricate desserts but MauderneFood taught us traditional techniques in a way that made them seem simple and easy to master and though one one attempt our shells cracked (we still ate them), we walked away with a delicious box of Macarons and an invaluable new skill.
It wouldn’t be a Saturday In London without a stroll around town and an outfit to go with it. South Kensington is known for it’s beautiful houses and picturesque streets it’s hard not to detour through the district and get distracted by all the wonderful architecture and colours that decorate the streets.
With the scorching heatwave that’s been ripping it’s way through London the last week or so, a pleasantly mild weekend book-ended us and I finally found the time to wear this adorable striped cardigan. I never used to be a fan of cardigans but my collection was bolstered with them this past winter when I discovered how well they hide my oddly shaped torso!
I also got the chance to take my new satchel for a spin, a late birthday treat to myself, this gorgeous 15 inch brief case satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company is made from a beautiful french saffiano leather. The addiction continues.
Cardigan – Abercrombie and Fitch
Trousers – Massimo Dutti
Trainers – Zara
Satchel – Cambridge Satchel Company