In this module

  • Create all the individual elements needed for glossy macaron shells

    Including sugar syrup, Italian meringue, Tant Pour Tant (TPT) mixture and also how to create macaronage, which is the foundational batter for macarons.

  • Pipe and bake your macarons to perfection and create your buttercream filling

    Learn how to make different shaped and sized macarons plus the basic swiss meringue buttercream which acts as a filling and decorative features for your macarons.

  • Assemble your macaron shells with the buttercream into the shape of a Christmas tree, Reindeer and Christmas Unicorn

    Finish off your baking and creating process by stacking the macarons into a Christmas tree formation, Reindeer shape and Christmas Unicorn shape, ready to place on top of cakes or become table centrepieces or table top decorations.

Understand the basics of macaron-making

Dive into the basics of macaron-making including understanding all the elements that make up a single macaron and the role each of them play in creating a delicious, delicate and crispy shell and lush filling.

I go through each individual element and also discuss the 'enemies' of macarons that you can encounter while making macarons so you know what to look out for ahead of time and when you're baking to avoid any potential disasters!
Understand the basics of macaron-making

Be guided through the entire process, step-by-step

All recipes, ingredients, utensil lists and step-by-step methodologies are included in downloadable reference guides.

Also included are:

  • mutliple 'troubleshooting' segments to help you recover from any mishaps you experience along the way
  • PLUS
  • Printable macaron templates for the required shapes in A4 and A3
  • PLUS
  • you can even watch me go through the process of baking, decorating and assembly in the included videos!
Be guided through the entire process, step-by-step

From basic macaron to spectacular Christmas characters

Wow your guests with desserts that can double as a table setting decorations to amp up the Christmas spirit.

Even after Christmas is over, you can refer to the online learning module over and over again to recreate a macaron stack or create Unicorns, a cute Moose or create 3 different sizes of macarons throughout the rest of the year.

To pair the macarons with a cake, see below to check out the 'DESIGN MODULE: Festive Holiday Cake and Trio of Christmas Character Macarons Module' which includes the CBC single-tier cake with all 3 Christmas macaron designs in one online learning module.
From basic macaron to spectacular Christmas characters

with full recipes, utensil lists and methodologies

Reference guides, Videos and Troubleshooting tips



  • Who is this module for?

    This module is for anyone with an interest in baking and that might be keen to take on a slightly more advanced challenge by creating macarons.

    You could be just starting out in baking or decorating and macarons may have piqued your interest or you may be an intermediate baker who is simply interested in up-skilling and growing your dessert-making skill set.

    Advanced bakers will also enjoy what this module can bring to their repertoire.

    Alternatively it's for any cake maker and decorater who sees the potential of decorating their cakes with macarons.

  • Do I need to own the CBC Foundational Module or any other CBC Online Learning Modules to understand this module?

    While all the modules in the 'Cakes By Cliff Online Course' are designed to work together, you do not need to own the 'CBC Foundational Module: Buttercream Wedding Cakes' or any other of my online learning modules to buy this one and understand the contents within.

    It is an independent module that does not assume any prior knowledge taken from any other of my online learning modules.

    It was created to be a stand-alone learning experience, complete with all the reference guides (including full recipes, utensil list and ingredients list), video tutorials and trouble shooting questions required to successfully complete it and succeed independently to any of the other learning modules in my online course.

  • How is this module delivered?

    This is a self-paced and self-directed module with plenty of downloadable PDFs of content, and videos divided into helpful sections to help you jazz up your Christmas / Holiday table. Additionally, you can independently adjust each character/design slightly so that they remain relevant throughout the year, well beyond Christmas.

    You are in control of when and where you take the module and how fast (or slow) you want to run with it.

    Once you purchase the module you will get instant life-time access and all future updates to it.

  • Will this module be updated regularly?

    I am always open to feedback about my online course modules and will regularly evaluate the content to ensure it is as relevant as possible. Having said that, in my experience, this particular module has few areas of focus that are likely to rapidly change or become out of date.

    I endeavour to check the modules every quarter for relevancy and accuracy and will update as required. Any updates that are made and uploaded will be announced via my website ( and all enrolled students will automatically receive them.

  • What is the refund policy on this module?

    Please make your purchasing decision carefully as all sales are final.

Dive into the process of making glossy, crisp, delicious and stunning Christmas macarons for the holidays!

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  • Meet your Instructor

    MyKim is a self-taught Sydney based home-baker specialising in custom macarons of all shapes colours and sizes.

    Baking was always a much loved hobby, and not realising how difficult macarons were supposed to be, I thought I'd make some for my son one day. Luckily, they worked out magnificently (I've had many failures in between though) and people encouraged me to start making them for gatherings and family events.

    Arelio is a name derived from the TWO loves of my life, my children: Ariel and Emilio. We have been an officially launched business since August 2014 and to many people’s amazement I still work as an Aged Care Physiotherapist because of my love for helping others, whilst still taking custom orders for macaron jobs as well. It can be difficult to maintain a good work-life balance but it does help that you absolutely LOVE and have a passion for what you are doing.

    In the last few years, I have brought my teaching to the forefront releasing an instructional video and teaching group classes in Sydney as well as an invitation to teach in Surabaya, Indonesia. Aside from the baking, my dream would be to travel the world and possibly combine this one day with macaron teaching in all continents near and far.

    MyKim Navarrete


Enrol into multiple CBC online learning modules to upskill and SAVE!

Designed to go together

  • BUNDLE: Festive Holiday Cake and Macaron Trio Bundle

    Enrol in both the 'Design Module 01: CBC Festive Holiday Cake' and 'Extension Module 02b: Trio of Christmas Character Macarons' to maximise your learning and create the complete jolly centrepiece with all things sugar and spice this holiday season. Features full recipes for 2 flavours of cake and 2 flavours buttercream, 3 different macaron characters (unicorn, reindeer and christmas tree) and learning resources such as video tutorials, troubleshooting and downloadable reference guides.